Kathy Anderson

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About the Artist:

The vision that Kathy Anderson conveys with every brushstroke derives from a lifetime of intimate contact with nature.  Along with her passion for and interconnectedness with the natural world, she is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers she paints so magnificently.  This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with not only a structural knowledge of flowers, but a true love for the varied plants, dirt and detritus of a natural, healthy garden.

In 2001 Kathy was invited to join a group of painters under the tutelage of the renowned artist, Richard Schmid.  This opportunity renewed and revitalized her work and began a period of intense focus and rapid growth.  Painting for these last 10 years with Schmid, his wife Nancy Guzik, and the group which has become known as the Putney Painters has provided invaluable support and inspiration.

Kathy believes in painting from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels.  While she believes that a well trained artist is able to paint anything skillfully, she has found that the intensity and emotion in her painting flows from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure, or the intimate landscape. Kathy says, “I view the world with a painter’s eye, finding paintings in all of my everyday experiences and travels.”

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden.  I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.  Nature has always spoken to me whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the spring. I am awed by the beauty around me and I love to share my vision through my paintings."

AFFILIATIONS
National Arts Club, New York, NY, Exhibiting Artist Membre, Painting selected for Permanent Collection
Salamagundi Club, New York, NY, Exhibiting Artist Member
Oil Painters of America, Signature Member
Allied Artists of America, Signature Member
Connecticut Watercolor Society, Signature Member
Putney Painters, Putney, VT, Charter member
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters

RECENT AWARDS
2015
     Gamblin Oil Award for Landscape, Salmagundi Club 131st Members Show
2014
     Sylvia Glessman Floral Show, Best in Show, Salmagundi Club, New York City
     Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Best Signature Member Award of Excellence
2013
     Salmagundi Club, John N. Lewis Memorial Award, Top Award
     Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Impressionist Award of Excellence
     Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, Finalist Landscape Category
2012
     Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, Finalist, Finalist Animal CategoryWestern Art Collector Award of                           Excellence, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Paint Out and Show, Jackson Hole, WY
     Salmagundi Club, President’s Award, Summer Show
     Jury’s Top 50, Salon International 2012, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art,
          Greenhouse Gallery
     National Arts Club members Show, House of Hydenryk Award
     Salmagundi Club, Herbert L. & R. Harmer Smith SCNY Award
2011
     National Arts Club Members Show, President’s Award
2010
     American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence
     Alden Bryan Memorial Price (1st Prize), Salmagundi Club, Summer Show
     Fine Art Views Online Exhibition, 1st Prize
     RayMar Art Competition, July Finalist
2009
     Bayonet Farm Annual Plen Air Competition, 1st Prize
2007
     National Arts Club, Portrait Award, EAM Show
2006
     Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, John Manship Landscape Award
     International Artist Magazine Floral and Garden Competition, Finalist