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Kate Reightley


Corrales, New Mexico

Having lived half of her life in Southern California which immersed her in the marvelous, delightful, enveloping, dancing light of the sun on bodies, beaches, desert and mountains, and half in the western, coastal side of Washington State which taught her to search for evasive images hidden within fog, clouds, and storms both on land and while boating the sounds and bays of Washington and British Columbia. Both were major reasons that her work evolved from the line and color of painting to the form and mass of sculpture. All throughout her life she has been actively involved with the observation or the creation of artwork, just as both of her great grandfathers, grandfathers and her mother did before her. She has enjoyed family that included two sons that grew to be individuals in their own worlds, all while teaching at three fine art schools in Seattle, becoming a member of three professional art groups and creating artworks in metal and or paper for private and corporate collections, both in this country and internationally. The artistic influences in her life have been Lorser Feitelson who was an instructor at her alma mater, the Art Center College of Design in Southern California, who conveyed his fascination with the draftsmanship and precision of the Renaissance artists; Harry Sternberg who was a Guggenheim Fellow and instructor at the Art Students League of New York who added greatly to her art knowledge while instructing at University of Southern California’s music and art’s foundation in Idyllwild, California, known as “Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts”; the artists of Washington’s “Bellingham School”; Tom Sherwood, Tom Wood, John Cole, Susan Bennerstrom and Eva Isaksen of the Pratt Fine Arts School in Seattle who were inspirational in their dedication to fine art. She and her husband Don, moved from the northwest to Corrales in January of 2000.

 


Kate Reightley "The Cantankerous Raven"
Kate Reightley "The Cantankerous Raven"