Kathleen Siegfried
Kathleen Siegfried
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Entangled

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Bay Moon

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Broken Boundaries

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Fog

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Bittersweet

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Winter Holiday

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Repose

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Hot Jazz

About Kathleen Siegfried

Kathleen Siegfried is a retired teacher and painter, who thinks of herself as an experimental artist, specifically drawn to the abstract. She often begins with color rather than subject matter, and uses color as a guide for composition inspired by childhood memories, imagination and suggestion. Whether she paints with watercolor or acrylic on paper, canvas, or wood panels, her most successful paintings are created from a combination of memory, imagination, and suggestion. “I have been inspired by memories of life on the water – the creek on the farm where I grew up in Ohio, the ocean landscape of my years in New Jersey, and now the rivers and lakes in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.” Siegfried’s recent mixed media paintings explore land and seascapes inspired by technology. During her years as a language arts/English educator and supervisor, Siegfried enjoyed blending the expressive power of literature and art. In 1992 she could no longer resist the impulse to paint and since then she has studied with a number of inspiring and gifted water media artists. When she retired in 2012 years ago and moved to Northwest Arkansas from New Jersey, she discovered a vibrant and inspiring art community there.

I like to think of myself as an intuitive painter. So, I often begin with color rather than subject matter and let the colors show me where the painting will go, whether on paper, canvas, or board. My most successful paintings come from a combination of memory, imagination, and suggestion. Especially drawn to the challenges of abstraction, I am intrigued by the possibilities of mixed media and the integration of a range of materials into my acrylic paintings. During over forty years as a language arts/English educator and supervisor In Ohio and New Jersey, I enjoyed blending the expressive power of literature and art. Painting allows me to continue to do that in new ways and to be inspired by the dynamic art community in Northwest Arkansas.

About the art

Kathleen Siegfried is a retired teacher and painter, who thinks of herself as an experimental artist, specifically drawn to the abstract. She often begins with color rather than subject matter, and uses color as a guide for composition inspired by childhood memories, imagination and suggestion. Whether she paints with watercolor or acrylic on paper, canvas, or wood panels, her most successful paintings are created from a combination of memory, imagination, and suggestion. “I have been inspired by memories of life on the water – the creek on the farm where I grew up in Ohio, the ocean landscape of my years in New Jersey, and now the rivers and lakes in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.” Siegfried’s recent mixed media paintings explore land and seascapes inspired by technology. During her years as a language arts/English educator and supervisor, Siegfried enjoyed blending the expressive power of literature and art. In 1992 she could no longer resist the impulse to paint and since then she has studied with a number of inspiring and gifted water media artists. When she retired in 2012 years ago and moved to Northwest Arkansas from New Jersey, she discovered a vibrant and inspiring art community there.

I like to think of myself as an intuitive painter. So, I often begin with color rather than subject matter and let the colors show me where the painting will go, whether on paper, canvas, or board. My most successful paintings come from a combination of memory, imagination, and suggestion. Especially drawn to the challenges of abstraction, I am intrigued by the possibilities of mixed media and the integration of a range of materials into my acrylic paintings. During over forty years as a language arts/English educator and supervisor In Ohio and New Jersey, I enjoyed blending the expressive power of literature and art. Painting allows me to continue to do that in new ways and to be inspired by the dynamic art community in Northwest Arkansas.