After a 12-year career in the commercial planning & design world working at large architectural firms in the Los Angeles area, I hung up my heel-wearing days and 60-hour work weeks and began creating art for myself.


Painting full-time now, I have also spent time in other creative endeavors including printmaking, watercolor, pastels, papermaking, bookbinding, letterpress printing and teaching art in various college and community settings with both adults and children.



Artist Statement

My desire to paint is the confluence of many things that I enjoy when I create...


being in nature with its endless inspiration,

the challenge to simplify and convey my ideas,

traveling and discovering new ways of seeing life,

getting lost in time while in my studio,

enjoying the feel and aroma of oil pigments,

being able to share things I find beautiful,

and the joy of connecting with others through my art.



All artwork © 2015-2017 by Kathleen McKittrick.    All rights reserved.