“ . . . landscapes are a genre explored by many artists, so if you’re going to stand out, you have to do it really well – and these are landscapes on the highest level.”
* Jurors' comments upon acceptance of Ms. Gillmann's proposal
for Vision at Water's Edge, solo exhibition, the Art League Gallery July 2016
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Due to my love of the outdoors, I began sketching outside when a teenager. After a career in education & libraries, I began to revive my painting skills professionally in 2006. Since then, I find I am especially attracted to water and skies. I found my artist's voice more than a decade ago working in pastel and acrylic paint when I began painting the north Shore of Lake Superior and shortly thereafter the coast of Maine. Since then, I've broadened my subject matter to include what I find locally (Virginia) and while traveling. I've also returned to oil - a media I explored in college and sometimes work en plein air. Themes in my work continue to evolve from my quotidian outdoor walks, from my youth spent in New England, and current explorations near and far.
Privately owned and commissioned artwork is located locally and from Maine to Colorado. Ms. Gillmann also has work in two U.S. government collections.
Kathleen Best Gillmann
Artist, Art Instructor
Very Best Fine Art