Prior to 1999, Kathleen's
education and employment were in the field of biology. While
completing her masters degree in wildlife biology at the
University of Alaska she decided to renew her efforts at studio
art and printmaking in particular.
"At first glance,
biology and printmaking seem to have little common ground, but
much of my training as a scientist has served me extremely well
as an artist. Both disciplines require skill at observing the
environment, at not only looking but seeing what is going on
around you. I look at biology and art as two dialects in the
same language, different ways to communicate what you have learned
about the nature of things, about the truth of your experience.
"I am constantly
inspired by the area where I live- the coast of Maine always
reinvents itself with ever-changing ocean and sky, and seasons
which each have grace and character all their own. My two young
children are my constant companions, and fuel the creative process
by reminding me to engage the world with a sense of newness and
discovery. In addition, music and poetry influence my work and
fill my studio at all times. I look to the work of Rockwell
Kent, Sabra Field, Christy Moore, and Billy Collins for guidance
and energy to keep creating.
"As an artist,
I am fascinated by relationships. My connection to the natural
world, my role as a mother, and my own sense of self all find
expression in my images. I enjoy looking at landscapes and their
inhabitants not only as appealing composition subjects, but also
as metaphors for our human experience. Collagraph printing,
with all its intricacy and subtlety, is a fascinating medium
to use in the communication of these ideas."
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for artist's website: www.greysealpress.com
"Four Spruce" - 12"
"Little Coves, Port Clyde" - 12"
"Murre Trio" - 8"
"Puffins" - 5"
"Two Explorers" - 10"
"With New Lambs" - 10"