About Kathleen Kemly

Color and movement are the first things you notice about Kathleen Kemly's paintings. Her lush landscapes and expressive figures convey an immediacy of place and time. Kathleen finds herself not only inspired, but encompassed by nature. In her landscape paintings, she seeks to capture the sense one has of being both the still center and part of the great wheeling world around us. A fascination with the particular in nature plays a part in this theme: a shell, wildflower, repeated patterns.

Kathleen works in a variety of media as she explores her themes.  Her studio paintings are created in oil or mixed media collage using cut or torn paper. She works en plein aire using charcoal on paper, gouache and oils. Her monoprints are created using a Gelliplate to explore shapes and colors.

Kathleen Kemly received her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York City and continued her study of painting at Gage Academy in Seattle, Washington. Kathleen’s paintings are represented by Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle, Washington. She has illustrated many award-winning Children's Books, most recently Molly, By Golly! by Dianne Ochiltree.


Kathleen Kemly