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Kathryn Holter - About the Artist

    My inspiration comes from the beauty of the human race - the interesting expressions that flit across people’s faces we see every day, whether they are speaking, telling a story, or reacting to something.   I greatly admire Johannes Vermeer’s work – the realistic imagery, the story his paintings tell, and his outstanding mastery of light and shadow.  I too have a passion for creating realistic images that tell a story.  Every person has a unique essence which I hope I’ve captured on canvas.  I strive to achieve that certain look in someone’s eye or the elusive, fleeting expression that captivated me, as well as the dramatic play of light and shadow – all of which creates a dynamic and enduring piece of art for the owners to delight in and cherish for the rest of their lives.

  Originally from Michigan, Kathryn relocated to south Texas over 35 years ago.  After raising a family, she and her husband retired and lived in Costa Rica for four years.  With the decision made to return to the States, they settled just outside of Austin in Bastrop, Texas.

 

Exhibitions

 

Keller Town Hall November 2016 Exhibition "We the People"

  Kathryn Holter with Bridal Portrait

       Artists Exhibiting in Keller    Kathryn Holter with Painting

 Keller Exhibition Artists Demoing              

 

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition Corridor of Art – March 1-May 2, 2016



Salon 2015 International Competition and Exhibition
The Gallery at Round Top, Roundtop, TX - February 21-March 14, 2015

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition Corridor of Art – March 3-April 25, 2014

Solo Exhibition – Water 2 Wine
South Austin location, February 8, 2014

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition
Corridor of Art – March 2013

 

Recent Awards

 

"Kathryn Holter, Self Portrait" - Finalist

12th International ARC Salon, September 2016

 Kathryn Holter Self Portrait


“Commanding Presence” - BEST in SHOW and People's Choice

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2016

Kathryn Holter with Jason Alfaro with Best of Show 2016

 

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2015

 The Flow of Time


“My Adorable Ari” - 3RD in Show

Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2014 

 Kathryn Holter with My Adorable Ari -Third in Show 2014


Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition, March 2013

 APS Juried Art Show March 2013

 

 

Affiliations

Portrait Society of America
Austin Pastel Society
Bastrop Fine Arts Guild

Publications
Austin Pastel Society Catalog, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Bastrop Advertiser, April 2014

Education
Studied with D.K. Richardson, Master Portraitist, March 2014 - Present
Studied with Enid Wood, Master Pastelist, September 2012 - March 2014