Artist Katherine Simmons

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Glastonbury CT
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“Whether working on-site or in my studio, the pattern of light and shadow is the first thing that draws me to a subject. My intent is to capture the sense of the place. The relationship of elements, quality of light, and color harmonies create a visual poetry that I seek to express on canvas.”
Kathy has twice been awarded First Place in the Annual Elected Artist Exhibition of the Lyme Art Association “The thought that my realist work carries on the standard set by the Connecticut Impressionist painters who founded the Lyme Art Association made this award very satisfying. In 1914, American master painters such as Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Henry Ward Ranger founded the Association in order to present the finest art for sale - a tradition continued by the Association today.”
Known for her sensuous landscapes and deft brushwork, Kathy also paints still lifes. And, more recently, Kathy has ventured into the world of abstraction. "Abstraction provides a new vocabulary for creating an experience of the world, unconstrained by realistic imagery."  
Kathy earned a Fine Arts Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, rounding out her formal training in master classes with oil painter Charles Sovek and pastelist Robert Scott Jackson. Simmons’ work has been featured in “The Pastel Journal,” “American Artist,” and “Connecticut Magazine.” She is an Elected Artist Member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Connecticut Women Artists, Lyme Art Association, Salmagundi Club, and Oil Painters of America.
Adventures in Abstraction, 2018, Glastonbury Arts, Glastonbury CT.
New England Landscape Exhibition, 2017, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT
95th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition, 2016, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT
Celebrating Lyme's Beauty, 2013, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London CT 
2011 Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Lyme Art Association
2009 On the Green Fine Art & Craft Show, First Place in Oils
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