Kathleen E. Gallagher

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

  • kathleen@kegallagher.com

Artist Statement

I am a printmaker and watercolor artist born in New York City and residing in Pelham, NY.  My work has been exhibited nationally and my prints are in museum and corporate collections.  I am listed in "Who's Who in American Art" and I was given a commission in printmaking for two national properties by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Christie's Contemporary Art, NY and London, England.  Through the years, I have chosen architectural images as my point of departure.  These include cityscapes, rural landscapes and old houses.  The compositional forms are chosen to create a picture within a picture.  The juxtaposition of light and shadow are the elements woven throughout my watercolors and etchings.  The time of day is an important consideration.  I am interested in capturing the long, defined shadows and the golden glow of early morning and late afternoon sunlight.  My choice of imagery is autobiographical and reflects my vision of what I have come to know and enjoy.  In my most recent work, I have returned to images of the shore and the memories of summer vacations.  My love for city images continues, but for now they are on hold.

Educational Background

MA in printmaking at Lehman College, Bronx, NY

Teaching Artist Experience

Through ArtsWestchester, Kathleen taught the elements of art to children ages 6-10 at Dodson School in Yonkers.  They studied about the lives of artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Matisse, Van Gogh and Monet and learned how to mix and use paint to make their own creations.