Katherine Coakley

Miami Beach resident Katherine Coakley has had a lifelong affinity for art. After retiring, she picked up a paintbrush for the first time experimenting with watercolor and acrylics. Later, she took up oil painting, concentrating on the landscapes of scenic Cape Ann locales. A Colorist at heart and sometimes called a Fauvist she boldly wields her paint and brush.

In New England, Kathy has studied with numerous Cape Ann artists and in the summer she enjoys painting en plein air in Gloucester, MA. In the winter, Kathy continues her passion for warm weather landscapes, painting in her studio in South Beach, FL and has studied at the South Florida Art Center in Miami Beach. One of Kathy's greatest pleasures is painting the beauty of the world when traveling.

Kathy’s creative process is continually evolving and she enjoys trying new techniques to keep her perspective fresh. Most recently, Kathy has been experimenting with more abstract designs and is relishing a newfound method of expression.

Kathy creates art for many reasons; as form of expression; as a connection with others; as an opportunity to be a part of a vibrant community of artists; as a conversation starter; as a form of meditation; as a way to inspire her children and grandchildren to be passionate about doing what they love. For Kathy, being able to share her enthusiasm for art with others is the ultimate reward.

Kathy is a member of the National Association of Woman Artists in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, The Copley Society of Art in Boston. The North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, MA, SeArts covering Essex County, MA, the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA as well as a contributing member of the Rockport Art Association and Museum and Experimental group, Rockport, MA.

For more information please visit www.sunsetrockart.com or KatherineCoakley.com

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