Kathleen Giles

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Kathleen Giles

United States

Kathleen is an award winning artist whose primary discipline is watercolor. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Women Artists, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. The artist is a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the International Guild of Realism.

Kathleen has had multiple articles published in art magazines and Watercolor Artist Magazine listed her work in their Best of Watercolor in 2021. The painting “Life Is Feeling Boxed In” won the Bronze Medal in American Watercolor Society Show in 2022. The painting “Perfect Peony” won the grand prize in the International Artist Magazine 2021. Her work was featured in a four page article in American Art Collector Magazine in December of 2021. Her realistic and sensitive portrayal of everyday life has won her many awards. The artist’s work has won the first place purchase award in the National Watercolor Society show twice in the last three years. Her painting “Life is Fragile” was a finalist in the ARC Salon 15th International Exhibition. Kathleen was a demonstrator in the 2nd Annual Watercolor Live in January, 2022. The artist teaches online, sells pre-recorded videos and gives workshops in other parts of the country.

 “I am drawn to subjects that are filled with color and dramatic lighting. They can be beautiful but often have an underlying story. My work captures a moment in time. I draw the viewer into my visual narrative by using recognizable details to create an emotional response. For me, realism is the best way to do that.”

Kathleen maintains a studio and gallery in her home in Gasport, N.Y.

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