|About the Artist:
A sixth generation Texan, Kathy Tate was born and grew up in the countryside of north central Texas. Her interest in art began at a very early age while watching her father draw. She quietly cultivated this interest and later studied art and drafting in college. At the age of 20 she took her first oil painting class with New Mexico impressionist Gaitha Browning. At every opportunity, she continued to refine her technique while raising three sons and helping her husband on their dairy.
There are many artists that have impacted Tate's work. Major influences have been Robert Summers' use of color and George Hallmark's rendering of sunlight and shadow. She has studied with outstanding artists such as C.W. Mundy, Martin Grelle, and Richard Goetz.
The Artist on Her Art:
"Although I have worked with many mediums, oil is definitely my favorite. The colors, textures and 'feel' are like no other medium ...they are very forgiving and tend to have a luminosity not found with other paints. I love painting light, shadow, and reflections ...it is always a challenge to achieve a proper balance of each."
Awards and Exhibitions:
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
Night of Artists Show and Sale
Mountain Oyster Club's Show and Sale
Bosque Conservatory Classic
Groups and Organizations:
Oil Painters of America
American Women Artist
A signature member of American Plains Artists
Artist in Residence Program with the Texas Commission on the Arts
Kathy also teaches private oil painting classes