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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


This is my newest watercolor I am finishing up.  It was from a photo shoot I did at a cancer benefit where several troupes performed.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Artwork on ABC's "The List"

Very happy to see my Belly Dancers on ABC's television show "The List" tonight.  If you click on the link - list item #3 shows a glimpse at the Baltimore Watercolor Society Show.  As they pan the exhibit you can see this painting top center on one of the walls in the room.  Always such fun in the world of art.  It is wonderful that BWS was included on "The List" and given this exposure. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Amazing Grace" by Kathy Michels juried into Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Show

Amazing Grace has been juried into the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 34th Annual International Exhibit.  It is going to be a great show.  I also have attained my signature status now in PAWCS as well.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

With artists eyes . . .

It has been an amazing year in the art world.  As the heat comes in I will be spending more time on the paintings.  This spring I have gotten some wonderful photos of Amish, an Indian Pow Wow, a circus train, a farm setting and much more.  It has been amazing and I can't wait to start working on my compositions.  So many people travel all over the world and get some amazing photos to paint.  Being limited by lupus I don't have the ability to travel.  But the things I have been able to find in the local area has been amazing.  Sometimes as artists we forget to walk around our own city and county and really look.  There are so many amazing events and activities my calendar gets filled with much more than I am able to attend.  Next time you are stuck and can't come up with an idea I would like to challenge you to pick any direction from your home and drive ten minutes away, pick up your camera and stop and look through artists eyes - you will be amazed at everything you have missed!  Have fun! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Featured Speaker at Hershey Art Association

I was invited to speak at the Hershey Area Art Association this past Tuesday night.  It was a wonderful experience.  My program was titled "Living with Lupus and Healing Through Art".  I am extremely photosensitive and as you can see the fluorescent lights are taking a toll on my face (and nose).  It was a large group and after the program I had a chance to talk to so many wonderful people.  I have received some amazing emails as well.  It was my hope to inspire people to paint more and live life to the fullest.  As artists we should also encourage others to be creative, especially those facing any kind of adversity in their life.