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
Oil Painters of America – Master Signature Member
Allied Artists – Signature Member
National Arts Club – Exhibiting Artist Member, In the permanent collection
Connecticut Watercolor Society – Signature Member
Putney Painters with Richard Schmid, Putney Vermont – Charter Member
Salmagundi Club – Artist Member
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
2015-2017 Plein Air Convention – Faculty
2017 Portrait Society, Atlanta - Faculty

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Legacy Gallery, Bozeman – August 2017 Two Person Show
American Women Artists – Guest Artist
Pierce Gallery, Nantucket, 2016, Solo Show
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK 2015
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Two person show, February 2015
St. Botolph Club, Boston, 3 person show with Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik, Nov. 2014
Greenhouse Gallery – 2 Person Show, “Beyond the Still” Nov. 2013
OPA – National Juried Exhibition, – Best Signature Member Award of Excellence
Art Renewal Center Salon – 2012, 2013
American Masters Invitational, Salmagundi Club
Salon International 2012 – Greenhouse Gallery
Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 2012 – Legacy Gallery
Miller Gallery – Contemporary Impressionism Invitational 2012
Artists for the New Century – Bennington Center for the Arts 2012
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters – Grand Teton NP 2012
OPA – Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition,
Settlers West Invitational – Tucson, AZ, 2008 through 2015
National Arts Club Member Show – President’s Award, 2011

PUBLICATIONS
Southwest Art Magazine – August 2017
Pratique des Arts – Summer 2016 – 6 page article
Plein Air Magazine – “Using Mistakes to Your Advantage” May/June 2014
International Artist – “A Day in the Life of An Artist” Aug/Sept 2013
Southwest Art Feature Article – “Drawn to the Garden” 2013
American Art Collector - “From Bud to Bloom” – March 2012
Southwest Art – “Petal Pushers” – May 2012
American Artist Studios 2012
Fine Art Connoisseur – Three to Watch – May/Jun 2011
American Artist – Feature Article, July 2011
Art of the West – Feature Article, May/June 2011
Southwest Art Magazine – Artist to Watch, Aug. 2010
International Artist Magazine – 4 time competition finalist
International Artist – Feature Article – December/January ‘06/07 issue

RECENT AWARDS
2018 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition – Donors’ Award of Excellence
2018 Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence – Windows to the Divine Show
2018 Third Place - National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Member Show
2017 President’s Award – National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Member Show
2017 1st Place Still Life - Salmagundi Club, Still Life in Color Show
2015 Gamblin Oil Award for Landscape – Salmagundi Club 131st Members show
2014 Sylvia Glesmann Floral Show – Best in Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC
2014 Oil Painter of America National Juried Exhibition - Best Signature Member Award of Excellence