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Kathleen E. Dworak
Photography by David Moog / Courtesy Burchfield Penney

Kathleen E. Dworak
Kathleen E. Dworak - Watercolors
9620 High St
Clarence Center, NY, 14032
(716)741-4118
E-mail: Kathie@kedwatercolors.com
Web: www.kedwatercolors.com

Publications:

  December 2017 Watercolor Artist Magazine - Watercolor Essentials
   Clarence Bee Article

Artist's Statement

I firmly believe that everyone needs a creative outlet, and watercolor is mine. I felt a passion for it from the very first paintings I saw at local shows and the Alan Lee illustrations in the Lord of the Rings book. Watercolor can be soft, fierce, crisp, flowing, and “in your face.” It has a flow, a subtle beauty, and a crisp intensity. It is a medium with a mind of its own; therefore, can offer up stunning surprises. It is easy to grasp, yet can take a lifetime to master. It is the only medium for me.

I feel truly blessed to have a career where I get to create my own watercolors in my studio.

Artist's Biography

Education:

·         An art course at the State University of New York at Buffalo was the light bulb moment for me to pursue an art career.

·         I was always drawn to the look and feel of watercolors. I attended workshops, classes, and demonstrations with Janet Walsh, Susan Webb Tregay, Linda Kemp, and others.

Art Organization membership:

·         American Watercolor Society (AWS) (signature member)

·         Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society (signature member)

·         Missouri Watercolor Society (signature member)

·         Western Colorado Watercolor Society (signature member)

·         Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA)

Recent awards include:

·         1st Place – 2018 52nd Annual Lewiston Outdoor Art Show

·         Mary & Maxwell Desser Memorial Award – 2017 150th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society

·         Sharon Osgood Award – 2017 Buffalo Society of Artists Spring Exhibition

·         1st Place – 2017 51st Annual Lewiston Outdoor Art Show

·         2nd Place – 2016 50th Annual Lewiston Outdoor Art Show

·         1st Place - 2015 57th Allentown Outdoor Arts Festival, Watercolor

·         Best of Show - 2014 East Aurora Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit and sale

·         Gold Medal Award (Best of Show) - Buffalo Society of Artists - 117th Annual Catalogue Exhibition (2013)

Best of Show - 2013 East Aurora Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit and Sale

Other Achievements

·         I have given lectures and demonstrations with several art groups and associations; including giving a talk at the Burchfield / Penney Art Institute in Buffalo, NY.

·         Accepted into the Rockies West National Annual Watercolor Exhibitions in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, & 2016

·         Accepted into the Annual Missouri Watercolor International Open Exhibition in 2009, 2012, & 2014

·         Accepted into the Georgia Watercolor Society’s National Exhibition in 2016

·         My painting, “Blue Irises”, was chosen for the Clarence, New York Bicentennial poster and included in the Clarence Bicentennial magazine.

I was also the featured Artist for a filming of “Music is Art – Live” at the University of Buffalo Center for the Arts.