Throughout her career as a visual effects artist working on films such as Willow and Ghost, Katherine Kean often hosted art exhibits in her company’s studio space. In 2003, the role of part-time gallerist gave way to full-time painting. She has since achieved a reputation for skillfully using observation, memory, and interpretation to translate her love of nature’s kinetic phenomena into paintings that capture the often turbulent emotions within light, weather, and landscapes.
Her work exhibits in museums and galleries across the United States, including The LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery and the Brand Library Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and has been acquired by many private and corporate collections. In 2009, she was included in the Schiffer publication 100 Artists of the West Coast II, and recently had three paintings earn a place in Paint America’s 2011 Paint the Parks Competition Winners’ List.