To some the Northwest is gray, dreary, and visually boring. But to artist Kathleen Woodward, it pulses with color. Kathleen’s pallet celebrates the unexpected riot of hue that, if you look, you too will see! From the expected myriad of greens in our lush forests to its unexpected depths of purples and blues; to light filtering through the density of foliage to sparkle in glints of yellow on new spring growth- streams, rocks, meadows and mountains, sunsets and moonlight, color is everywhere in Kathleen Woodward’s paintings.
“To portray the beauty in life, this is my aim as an artist. I choose to focus on the positive and the joy of life.” Kathleen’s paintings challenge the viewer to have an optimistic spirit, and share a love of life that is reflected in each painting. “I am a happy person, a well balanced optimist. God has given me chances to see His magnificent glory; to see the light and brightness in life instead of oppressive darkness. I have had difficult times, fears and insecurities that are requisite in the human condition; they are part of my story, the fabric of who I am. I find peace by escaping the shadows and abandoning myself to God’s light and love. A proclamation of the verve and beauty of life; this is the spirit of my paintings, this is my aim as an artist.”