Kathaleen Brewer has always been a creative observer, starting off with a camera in the third grade. In California, she exhibited black and white photography, manipulated Polaroid’s and pastels, winning several prestigious awards and was an art commissioner for the City of Ojai, California.
Upon moving to Georgia and retiring in 2005, she started the Fayette Art Center and Gallery and began studying oil painting. Later she opened ArtWorks on the Square, a 5,000 square foot creative center downtown Fayetteville. While running Artworks she won awards for her oil paintings and showed in galleries. She studied during that time under Oil Painters of America winner Charles Walls Young and Atlanta’s well known Kris Meadows. She also traveled to take a workshop with Oil Painter of America’s Signature Master landscape painter, John Potoshisnik. The recession put an end to all that.
After retiring for the second time around, she spent time in her studio teaching and painting. 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.
Today Kathaleen is on the City of Fayetteville Council and been too busy to teach art like she used to, although she still has students come over and does workshops at Fayette Senior Services.
Always pushing herself to try something new, she now prefers using predominantly a palate knife at the beginning of a painting with a little brush work at the end, especially on landscapes. She also likes what appears to be the rough beginning of a painting using the chiaroscuro monochromatic method. “I like it because it captures the essence of the picture – what it is all about without color.”
Kathaleen continues to paint local scenes that depict the heart of Fayette County. Most sell when completed, so she keeps a library of matted prints.
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