A native Angelina, Kathleen Weil still lives in Los Angeles. She dabbled in oil painting in the mid-1970s but spent the next 35 years working as a bookkeeper in design related industry.
She was introduced to the medium of pastel in a workshop with Stephanie Birdsall in 2011 and fell in love with the immediacy and tactile nature of the medium. Over the past 6 years she has learned technique and gained inspiration in workshops with Dawn Emerson, Barbara Jaenicke, Doug Dawson, and Desmond O’Hagan.
An artist should focus on what she knows and with Kathleen that subject is Southern California. Much of what we experience in Los Angeles is the urban landscape and Kathleen enjoys pointing out the beauty to be found in everything from freeways and cars to the flowers in a neighbor‘s garden.
Kathleen is an active member of the Pastel Society of Southern California and has participated in the yearly members’ exhibitions.
Juried Exhibitions and Awards:
- 2017 – Made in California, Brea Art Gallery
- 2017 – Honorable Mention, Pastel 100, Pastel Magazine
- 2016 – Rejoice in Art, An Ocean View, Riviera UMC
- 2016 – 6 Squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery
- 2015 – Rejoice in Art, An Ocean View, Riviera UMC
- 2015 – 6 Squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery
- 2015 – 1st Place, Miniature, Pastel Society of Southern California Members’ Exhibition
- 2015 – Honorable Mention, MAD about Music, Art & Dance, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
- 2014 – 6 Squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery
- 2014 – 2nd Place, Pastel Society of Southern California Members’ Exhibition