Kathaleen Brewer is a self-taught artist. Her first gallery exhibitions included black and white photography, manipulated Polaroids and pastels. Prior to moving to Georgia in 2005, she was an art commissioner for the City of Ojai, California.
When Kathaleen arrived Geogia, she opened Fayette County’s first art center and gallery which developed into ArtWorks on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. While directing ArtWorks, she began focusing on oil painting. She studied under Oil Painters of America winner Charles Walls Young and Atlanta’s well known artist, Kris Meadows. She also took workshops with Oil Painter of America’s signature master landscape artist, John Potoshisnik and became active in the plein air movement, attending workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America, the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the National Acrylic and Oil Painters Association. Her work has also been juried into national shows.
After retiring from Fayetteville’s City Council in 2019, she began teaching art out of her home studio, although COVID 19 put an end to that. “I think it is so important to pass on the old classic methods of painting that the modern abstract movement has almost erased.”
Always pushing herself to try something new, Kathaleen has been working extensively with a palate knife. Her underlying technique is always the old masters chiaroscuro monochromatic method. “I like it because it captures the essence of the picture – what it is all about without color.”
She has a collection of prints of paintings of “nostalgic Fayette County” for $25.00 each.
305 Grady Avenue Fayetteville, GA 30214
If coming from Hwy 54 – turn onto Grady Ave. at the Chick-fil-A waterfalls. If coming from Redwine or Hwy. 85, turn onto Grady, and go around the round-about, staying on Grady Ave. From either direction, I am in the middle of Grady across from Sparrow Cove development. White mailbox. Come down driveway and park along the loop or in the upper front yard. Enter the studio through the open garage.
During the tour