Raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kathy loved art in school, reading books from the bookmobile, and playing in the endless waters of Michigan. Her great grandparents influenced Kathy’s artistic abilities. Kathy grew up watching her grandfather build, design and create art with paint, wood, copper and steel.
High school years were spent in Arizona at the Orme School, a boarding school on a working cattle ranch. Orme provided immersion in the arts, college prep education and unique connections to nature and other cultures.
Retirement opened up the doors to immerse herself in photography, watercolor and mixed media.