Artist Kathleen W O'Connell

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 A native of Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Kathy began by drawing horses at an early age and expanded her choice of subject matter in her school years. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. Kathy later worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer in addition to jobs in other fields. In 1990, she began taking commissions for horse and pet portraits in her spare time. Kathy began oil painting night classes in 2000 while working full time. With her new skills, her interest broadened to painting landscapes "en plein air" in her spare time. Since 2011, Kathy has been able to work mostly full time as an artist.
Most recently, Kathy has taught workshops on pet portraiture. She continues painting at her home and at her studio in Dearborn, Michigan. Her new studio is located at 23810 Michigan Avenue, Suite 203, Dearborn, Michigan 48124.
Juror - Celebration of the Arts - Grand Rapids, Michigan 2018
Juror - Art Ambience - Woodhaven, Michigan 2016
Juror - CPSA Show - Novi, Michigan 2016
Co-Juror - Orchard Lake Fine Arts Fair, 2015
Juror - University of Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Berkowitz Gallery 2014
Juror - Artifacts Group, 2014 Spring Show
Oil Painters of America (Juried)
Michigan Plein Air PaintersArtist's Society of Dearborn (Juried)Crooked Tree Arts CenterDetroit Society of Woman Painters & Sculptors (President 2014 - 2016)Downriver Council for the ArtsFounder's Society, Detroit Institute of Arts
Glen Arbor Art Association
 Visual Arts Association of Livonia
2018         OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA - SALON, Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI
2016         SCARAB CLUB, "Bugs, Blooms & Beasts"
2015         ARTISTS' SOCIETY OF DEARBORN SPRING; Awards: 1st Place Oils "Sara, Waiting", H/M "Brighton Paint Out"
2015          LAWRENCE STREET GALLERY, "The Body Eclectic" 
2014          ARTISTS' SOCIETY OF DEARBORN FALL; Awards: Best of Show, "Before The Festival"; 2nd Place [...]

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