Kathleen Gray Farthing graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Printmaking and Crafts. After a career in graphic design and illustration, she has returned to her fine arts roots with oil painting. Discovering “en plein air” painting (painting outdoors) has challenged and inspired her. The plein air painter not only views the subject, but becomes immersed in the scene; feeling the warm sun or bitter cold, hearing the birds, the water and wind. (And picking gnats out of the paintings!) That intimate experience is what she tries to capture in her artwork. Painting with oils in rich color and a focus on design, Kathleen invites the viewer to share in those moments.

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