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 44+ years of plein-air drawings in graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor.
Throughout Katherine's 4-decades+ artistic career, she has exhibited and marketed her unique blend of embroidery, printmaking and drawing nationwide, and also mentored individuals and worked 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 (and others') manuscripts.
— 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 you are an intuitive-right-brain learner or a logical-left-brain learner. She guides you to discover the power of learning and balancing logical and intuitive skills to enhance creativity and the success of your artworks.
Currently, Katherine's artwork is available for purchase only in her studio-gallery.
In addition to her 2-Sided and her 3-D inter-active sculpture 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).