Showcasing Kathleen Burnside

About Me

My Background


About 30 years ago I participated in a workshop which combined art and movement.  To that point I had never seen myself as creative.  I found myself developing a dimensional image that surprised and inspired me.  I painted for a few years then set aside my work until I retired in 2018.  Now I can hardly stop painting.. 

My Medium


I primarily paint with pastels (artist-quality "chalk").  I like to get close to my work and pastels allow me to dig into my process.  Occasionally I paint a background of acrylic or insert paper into a painting.

My Inspiration


I bicycle for transportation wherever possible and try to be present to the shapes, colors, shadows and light as I pedal along.  I am interested in communicating an unrestricted work that comes out of a meditative process.