A native of northern Virginia, Kathleen Moran was introduced to a wide variety of art at an early age through her family's many visits to the easily accessible galleries and museums in Washington DC. While nature's constant yet continually changing beauty are her primary inspiration (particularly skies and water), visiting any museum or gallery still generates a strong desire to head immediately to her studio and paint.
To encourage her interest in art, for her 10th Christmas Kathleen was given the "best ever" gift, a Grumbacher oil painting set. She still treasures the wooden box it came in. (She also still has her first attempt painting with those oils (on cardboard!) and one day may feel brave enough to display it here). Kathleen continues to paint primarily in oils, and occasionally with acrylics. Recently, the pleasure of simply "drawing" has appealed, and she has joined an Urban Sketchers group.
Work and family took her to India, Southeast Asia and South America for extended periods and she spent several decades in the breathtaking beauty of the US Pacific Northwest states. Today, Kathleen once again lives in Virginia, where she is a member of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and the Colonial Beach Artists Guild. Her studio in Colonial Beach is a registered stop on the Virginia Artisan Trail for the Northern Neck and is open by appointment. Additionally, her work may be seen at several venues in Virginia and Maryland.
Please contact Kathleen for information on locations where her work is presently on display.