Artist Katharine Engh

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I'm a couple of years into a full time career as an artist.  I worked in software for three decades and took an early retirement to devote all of my time to painting and I hope this adventure lasts another three decades.
I'm a watercolorist with a background in oil painting. I've taken instruction and direction from several masterful artists, specifically oil painter, Pat Kelly, who gave me a foundation in technique and a love for still life painting.  But once I picked up watercolor a few years ago, I never looked back.  A passion and obsession that will no doubt take a lifetime or two to master.  One of my favorite things to do is plein air, nothing compares to the inspiration I get from painting on location.  Another new passion is abstract painting in watercolor, I find it challenging to breakdown subject and technique.  

Blick Art Award - Plein Air Washington Artists "Little Gems Exhibition", 2019
Honorable Mention - Eagle Plein Air, Idaho, 2019
Bronze Award - Art in the Open, 2017
Honorable Mention - San Diego County Fair - 2015
Third Place - San Clemente Plein Air - 2013 

Shows and Events

Art in the Open - Wexford, Ireland - July 25-August 6- 2019


Little Gem's Shows - June 2019, 2018
Salish Sea Plein Air Painters - The Luxe Gallery, April 2019
Paint Annapolis - 2018
Capitola Plein Air - November 2017
San Diego Watercolor Society - Member Show, 2016
San Diego County Fair - Fine Arts Competition - 2015
Paint San Clemente - 2010-2014
Laguna Plein Air Painters - Less is More
Art in the Open - Wexford, Ireland 2013,14,15,16,17


PAWA - Plein Air Washington
Salish Sea Plein Air Painters
Urban Sketchers - Bellingham, San Diego


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