In 1977, Katherine began working with etching and aquatint, in black and white, always looking for contrasts. Concurrently, she explored color and texture in hand-embroidery with silk, cotton, and wool. Since that beginning, the majority of Katherine’s work has been based on her 40+ years of plein-air drawings in graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor.
Throughout Katherine's 4-decades artistic career, she has been exhibiting and marketing her unique blend of embroidery, printmaking and drawing nationwide, and also mentoring individuals and working with organizations in workshops and secondary art classes, locally, regionally and across the country.
As a life-long-learner, Katherine continues building and strengthening her teaching, mentoring, and artistic media repertoire in divergent areas:
— Documenting Colwell Cedars’ wonders in photography for this website.
— Editing Joe's latest three books.
— Organizing her family photos, stories and ephemera (about 180 years worth).
— Vegetable gardening and landscaping at Colwell Cedars.
Katherine's extensive educator training in student learning styles equips her in understanding whether and how much each student is an intuitive-right-brain learner or a logical-left-brain learner. She guides them all to discover the power of learning and balancing logical and intuitive skills to enhance creativity and success of their artworks.
Currently, Katherine's artwork is available for purchase only in her studio-gallery.
In addition to her 2-Sided and 3-D Embroideries, she has framed wall pieces: embroidery and drawing with silk paperfusion; hand-made felt; embroidered etchings; monoprints; watercolors on paper; plus unframed etchings and drypoint intaglios (traditional ink on paper).