Katherine McNeill






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From humble beginnings in Vancouver, Canada, Katherine's family relocated to Santa Rosa, California, in 1951. She was eager to learn and develop a passion for art, enrolling in Santa Rosa Community College at age 36. Because of those excellent classes, she went out and bought a “How to Oil Paint” book, which led to her first-ever solo oil painting. Drawn to Colorado by the overwhelming beauty of nature, Katherine moved there in 1978, where she took classes under Lloyd Thorston. The majestic mountains brought out her deepest ambitions and she began to paint with her heart and soul. Capturing her paintings with colorful strokes and her use of exceptional light, brushes and self-designed palette knives, now gives her paintings a three-dimensional appearance. A company from Denver, Harding Lawson and Associates, gave Katherine the opportunity to paint eight originals for their company, which jump started her career.

Once the paintings were noticed, she started to be widely accepted to many art shows and was overwhelmed with the positive responses on all platforms. Articles started to be written about Katherine in magazines and newspapers such as Castle Rock New Press, Artist Magazine, Art Collector Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, etc. She gave TV interviews and live demonstrations every summer from 2005 to 2013, exhibiting throughout Colorado, Florida, California, at the New York Art Expo, Celebration of the Arts, and Scottsdale Art Expo. Though honored to be in these public and invitational expositions, her proudest achievements were to receive the Award of Excellence and participation in Manhattan Arts International, the Healing Power of Art Exhibition, 1st place in the Summit County Art Show, and La Quinta Fine Art Show, in California.

If you would like to know more about Katherine and her journey as an artist, she has written and published a book titled "Art by Faith." As an artist, Katherine's statement is as follows. "I have worked hard to develop paintings that speak of the feelings that lie deep within my soul and the beauty that exists around me. I try with every piece of work to breathe life into what God has created through light color and my spirit."

Katherine McNeill Gallery