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About Kathy Brosnan

"The more affection I feel for the location,
the more successful the image.

I have traveled extensively and love to create paintings from what I have seen and experienced. The more affection I feel for the location, the more successful the image.

The process of painting is extremely exhilarating; it is a great impetus to travel and a great way to keep the experience fresh. I am constantly discovering new delights in painting. I want to guide the viewer into the world of my observations and experiences.

Travel and art allow me to combine two passions. I start with everyday images discovered on my journeys and transform them into easily accessible personal expressions.

For me the creative process begins with capturing thousands of images on film. I narrow them down to one or two. I then weigh the elements, selecting a strong image from which to work. I select the medium most appropriate to the subject matter and the mood I want to evoke.


1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Also attended various classes at U. C. Berkeley and the Art Institute
1993 Monoprints Seminar with San Francisco artist Philip Michelson
1994 Private tutorial from artist/writer Marissa Moss, Berkeley
1996 Watercolor workshop with artist Jann Pollard
1997 Conference on Children’s Book Illustration

Selected Group and Solo Shows

Crosby Showhouse, Hillsborough, 2002
Bay Artists of Silicon Valley Show, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Mad River Post, San Francisco, 1998-1999
Gallery on the Avenue, Burlingame, CA 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
“Toys in Contemporary Art”, D. P. Fong Galleries, San Jose, CA 1997
Dickens House, San Mateo, CA 1997
Olaf and Company, Napa, CA 1997-2000
Cover of Red Rose Collection, National Catalog Campaign, Spring 1997
Open Studio Show, San Mateo County Arts Council, Belmont, CA 1995, 1996, 1997
Annual Watercolor Show, Artist Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 1996
Concours d’Elegance Dinner Dance, Burlingame, CA 1994
Kohl Mansion Show, Burlingame, CA 1994
“Art Expo ‘93”, Boston, MA 1993
Domaine Montreaux, Napa, CA 1988
Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA 1983-85
Diner, Yountville, CA 1984
Gallery Osgood, Napa, CA 1983
Salon, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, CA 1983
October Gallery, St. Helena, 1982
“Artist’s Proof’, Carriage House, Oakland, CA 1982
“Costumes, Masks, Carnival”, Artist's Gallery, CCAC, Oakland, CA 1982
“Drawing Show”, Artist's Gallery, CCAC, Oakland, C, 1977