Mark Arts

Kathy Anderson Demonstration

Kathy Anderson Floral
Oil Painting Demo

Oil painter Kathy Anderson is known best for her gorgeous florals. In conjunction with an advanced Artisan Academy Workshop, Anderson will offer a free public demonstration this fall at Mark Arts.

Thursday, September 19 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Mark Arts Great Hall
Free – advance registration preferred

Kathy Anderson, Yellow Zinnias with Cosmos

Kathy Anderson is part of a group called the Putney Painters, which includes Richard Schmid. Mark Arts has 22 Schmid works frequently on display as part of a long-term loan from the Gladys and K. T. Wiedemann Foundation.

“My passion for painting is rooted in my garden,” Anderson says. “I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.  Nature has always spoken to me whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the Spring. I am awed by the beauty around me and I love to share my vision through my paintings.”

Anderson is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers that she paints so magnificently.  This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with a structural knowledge of flowers.

Anderson paints from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels.  She has found that the intensity and emotion in her painting flow from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure or the intimate landscape.

This demonstration occurs in conjunction with Anderson’s two-day workshop, Painting Flowers from Life in the Garden, which takes place September 20 and 21. 

Event Sponsors

This event was sponsored by the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.