Kate is an oil painter who specializes in small
scale dog portraits. Her paintings range in size from 8"x8" to 12"x16",
and are realistic and detailed because
she finds it important to capture the dog's likeness and personality.
She works slowly and
carefully to achieve the likeness as well as she can.
"In 2004, I took my
first oil painting class at North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA
with Susan Lynch. The class concentrated on still-lifes and I loved it.
During the following 8 years, I also studied oil painting with Sue
Charles and Dianne Panarelli Miller at Dianne's studio, South Shore Arts
Center in Cohasset, MA as well as North River Arts Society. My training
expanded from still-lifes to figures and portraits using live models.
And then, one day, a friend suggested I paint another friend's dog. And
that was Thimba, my first dog portrait in November 2011. I must say that
I've always felt a great connection with dogs in general. I've taken
care of dogs for many friends when they go away. And I enjoyed so much
having Otis - a boxer - beside me at work - here at South Street Gallery
for ten years. These paintings bellow are examples of my work, you may
view more at my website at
Commissions are accepted, and gift certificates