Kathryn Keller Artist

Biography

Sandcastles at the New Jersey shore were my playground of imagination. After completing my primary education in N.J., I graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Environmental Design with honors. From there, I spent most of my 20’s exploring the world with my husband for 7 years. I went to work as a television set designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, and upon my return to San Francisco in 1981, I became an interior designer in the city with projects located around the Bay Area.

Narrowing down the many influences in my painting, I credit my first passion to the work of Andrew Wyeth and later in California the iconic art of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, and in particular, the work of Richard Diebenkorn. In 2005 I returned to fine art continuing my studies at the College of Marin, including art history, sculpture and painting.

My past travels as well as continuing journeys to far-flung places have contributed to my first hand appreciation of the art and history of many cultures. Currently I reside in Sausalito and work out of my studio in the historic Industrial Center Building, where I also serve on the Board of Directors of the ICBAA Association. My art is in numerous private collections.