Born: 1951 N.Y.. N.Y.
Studied: Silvermine College of Art
Sperry Andrews, instructor
School of Art
Henry Hensche, instructor
National Academy of Art N.Y., NY
Art Students League N.Y., NY
Leo Garel Stockbridge, MA
Margot Trout Great Barrington, MA
Steve Dietman Great Barrington, MA
1965 Four Seasons Gallery
*1970 A.F.S. Gallery Binghamton, N.Y
1971 Roberson Museum
*1973 B.E.L. Gallery
1973-1975 Ragged Sailor Gallery
*1975 Housatonic Design
*1978 Simon's Rock College Great
*1980-1982 Spring Street Gallery
*1983 B.E.L. Gallery
*1987 Simon's Rock College Great
1990-1991 Spazi Fine Art Housatonic, MA.
*1991-2010 Front Street Gallery Housatonic, MA
1994 Square One Gallery Block Island, RI
1995-2010 Gedney Farm Annual Exhibit New Marlboro, MA
1997-2002 Hotchkis Gallery
1999-2001 Berkshire Dreams Gallery Great
2000-2002 Bell Fox Martin Gallery Housatonic, MA
2000-2004 Tokonoma Gallery
*2000-2010 Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island, RI
*2001-2002 Hannah Gallery Stockbridge, MA
*2003 Becket Art Center Becket, MA
2004 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
2004-2010 Sheffield Art League Sheffield, MA
2005 Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA
2009-2010 Gallery 61 Andes NY
2009-2010 Stoney Creek Gallery Branford CT
2009-2010 Sarah Thorne Gallery West Stockbridge MA
* One Woman Show
Collections: ( very partial listing)
*Robert and Barrett Andrews Jackson Ridgefield, CT., Block Island, RI , Madison GA.
*Gregor and Mary Leinsdorf N.Y., NY Alford, MA.
*Peabody and Sarah Gardner Cambridge, MA.
*Terrence and Lori Hill Stockbridge, MA , Santa Fe, NM.
Blithe Danner Los Angeles, CA
Sandy Dennis (D) Westport, CT
Rose and Laura Chester Alford,
*Claudia Glenn Dowling N.Y.,
*Terrence Fehr Santa Fe, NM
*Joel and Sandra Hotchkiss West Stockbridge, MA
*John Davis Mecklin Cherryfield, ME
and Carol Hochberg
*several to many paintings purchased
I am interested in expressing my emotions through the visual study of the world around me. Color and light are the most important part of my work. I believe that all things in nature have a life force of their own and I try to channel that on to the canvas by entering into an intimate relationship with that which I am painting. This relationship is a kind of meditation for me. I am inspired by all artists who through the integrity of their work have heightened my awareness of the visual experience. I am always looking for the truth in painting, the risk that each artist takes in expressing how they see the world. “The world does not need another pretty picture” my teacher, Steve Dietman, told me and I agree. Robert Henri has said we all have a song inside of us and it is the responsibility of the artist to be true to themselves and sing with all of our heart. This is my life’s mission as a painter.
For the past 24 years I have made my home in Alford Ma. in the Berkshire hills. I live here on our farm today with my husband Michael and three black cats. We have four sons spread out in the area. Unfortunately our horses have all moved on now. As well as painting full time I am currently teaching art at my studio in Housatonic, MA and Kimball Farms, Lenox, MA.
Fern Hill Farm 168 East Road Alford MA. 01266 Tel. 413 528 9546 Studio 413 274 6607 Web:www.kateknappartist.com