Kathleen Bolin [NRA 2009]
First name: Kathleen ;
Middle name: ;
Last name: Bolin ;
Member: Non-resident artist member ;
Begin: 2009 ;
End: n/a ;
A chance encounter in the 90’s with a painting class taught by the late John Peisley brought Kathleen Bolin back to painting after a hiatus raising her three sons. Since then, it has become her enduring passion. Armed with a BS in Art Education and experience teaching both elementary and high school art, Kathleen’s true education came when she took up painting in oil. Until that point, she characterized herself as a “jack of all trades, master of none.”
Kathleen is a member of the Salmagundi Club of NYC, and locally, she’s affiliated with The Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters and is a Signature member of the Rochester Art Club. She’s won multiple Best of Show Awards, participated in the Finger Lakes 65th Exhibition at MAG, has showcased her work in solo shows and participated in invitational group shows over her career.
Kathleen’s work can best be described as impressionistic, painted “alla prima” from life. She strives to create works of subtlety and honesty by getting to know her subject, whether person or place, on an emotional level, eliciting in the viewer an emotional response. There is a loose character to her brushwork which gives it an expressive quality, which in turn helps define a mood.
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December 23, 2019
Last updated: January 19, 2023 at 21:50 pm