Kathy Stark, a native Floridian, graduated from Furman University with a BA in Studio Arts, and then attended the University of Florida for post baccalaureate studies.
Painting in both oils and watercolors, she enjoys focusing on larger than life subject matter from which she can create a window to the natural world through which the viewer has a heightened awareness of its beauty.
“My work is classically driven with a contemporary sense of composition and color. I work from nature, compositional sketches, studies, and my own color photographs taken while hiking and kayaking. Although realistic in approach, as I paint, transformations take place and the subject takes on a life of its own. The background veers toward abstraction, while the focus takes on a life of its own. The act of painting gives me a sense of joy, fun and even suspense.”
Stark’s work is collected both privately and corporately and has been shown in museums and galleries in the Southeast.