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Capturing the beauty of the Kansas landscape and the American West is the main focus of Kathleen's paintings. She pays special attention to the light in each scene; whether it’s the golden light on an autumn afternoon or the subtle light of a cloudy day, or catching the atmosphere of distant rain squalls over wide-open spaces.
Her first love is painting in oils, she says. But she also works in acrylics and pastels. Kathleen is presently a member of a plein air group in the Topeka, KS, area.
Kathleen loves to travel, and when she is unable to paint on location, she takes reference photos or tries to at least sketch a scene.
Kathleen's formal education is from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in Fine Art and Anthropology. She has also taken workshops over many years from nationally-known artists including: Cally Krallman, Kim Casebeer, Phil Starke, Robert Sudlow, Gary Ozias, Louis Copt, Jerry Gaddis, Joan Foth, David Vollbracht, and Doug Scott.
Her memberships include Oil Painters of America (OPA), National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and life-member of the Topeka Art Guild.
Awards received include: Kansas State Fair in painting; Paint America National Tour; Paint the Parks National Tour; Kansas Artists Postcard Series statewide tour, and numerous awards in local, juried shows.
Kathleen has exhibited in the following galleries: Southwind Gallery of Topeka, KS; The Topeka Art Guild Gallery; The Collective Art Gallery, Topeka, KS; Beauchamp’s Gallery, Topeka, KS; Yeldarb Gallery, North Topeka; and Warehouse 414 Gallery, Topeka, KS.
Don Dane has been drawing from an early age and has been especially attracted to western and historical subjects. His art career began after visiting the Western Heritage & Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. It was there he saw first-hand original artwork created by the finest western artist in America. It wasn't until 2002 that Don decided to leave his corporate job behind and focus on being a full time artist. He now resides in Olathe, Kansas. Dane’s original medium was primarily pencil. He has since branched off into watercolor and oil. He focuses mainly on western themed subjects but does not limit himself to just that subject. A self-taught artist, Dane uses reference photographs and sketches taken on location. He may spend days at a time gathering his research material from various locations and events. He especially likes spending time on working cattle ranches. “I find the cattle ranches provide what I call a one stop shop of everything I look for in authenticity.” says Dane.
Don was one of four artists commissioned by the Kansas State Lotto Commission to create a painting representative of the state's 150th anniversary in 2011. The painting image was then printed onto the Kansas State Lotto second chance scratch-off tickets. The original painting was part of the second chance prize and was awarded to the winning ticket.
Dane currently works from his home and studio in Olathe, KS.
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