"You know you are in heaven when inspiration takes over and time ceases to exist." K. Brewer
Kathaleen Brewer is a self-taught artist who never stops exploring new mediums, techniques and jobs. Her first gallery exhibitions where in California back in the 1980's and included black and white photography, manipulated Polaroids and pastels. Today she works primarily in oils, and writes screenplays plus novels.
Prior to moving to Georgia in 2005, she was an art commissioner for the City of Ojai, California, and owned the business Ojai Art Garden. When Kathaleen arrived in Fayetteville, Georgia, she opened Fayette County’s first art center and gallery which developed into ArtWorks on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. It was while directing ArtWorks, she began focusing on oil painting. She studied under Oil Painters of America winner Charles Walls Young and Atlanta’s well known artist, Kris Meadows. She also took workshops with Oil Painter of America’s signature master landscape artist, John Potoshisnik and became active in the plein air movement, attending workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America, the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the National Acrylic and Oil Painters Association. Her work has also been juried into national shows.
She lost the rented ArtWorks building during the 2009 Recession so started teaching out of her home studio. During that time she was elected to serve on the City of Fayetteville's City Council. She served from 2015-2019.
She still teaches, paints and writes. "I realize I am breaking the #1 business rule by not sticking to a certain genre, but I've never been to obey rules. Life is too short."