Her work is often abstract and lyrical, sensual and moody with layers of subtle colors and textures. Her travelsP1170187 throughout the world from China, to Nicaragua, Croatia to Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg, and Bavaria, along with her extensive studies in Celtic culture and ritual all play a part in her poetic images of woodland, mountains and seascapes. Her travels in Ireland and Scotland have left an enduring impression on her work, tapping into her Welsh, Irish and Scottish heritage. Her long association with the Gulf Coast, the wetlands, the prairies of Colorado and Kansas, the countryside of France and Germany, and the Caribbean culture of New Orleans and Grand Cayman, have formed a lifelong love affair with habitat, both human and wildlife.
As an artist, Kathleen Sidwell chronicles life; its joys and tragedies. Through her images, one experiences the awe and wonder of life’s smallest gifts and most astounding miracles. Walk the earth with her in these paintings and prints.
Kathleen is collected in many national, international and corporate collections. In particular, seventeen of her large scale prints were purchased by the Municipal Government in Cologne, Germany. Her works are shown in juried and gallery shows, both nationally and internationally. Additionally, she is widely celebrated as a curator of collaborative installations and performances.
University of Colorado: BA, Philosophy and Education; Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX: BFA Special Studies/Sculpture & Printmaking; Berkshire CAC North Adams, MA: Large Scale Monotypes & Experimental Printmaking; Bellevue Community College, Seattle, WA: Certificate in Public Art