Kathy has always enjoyed drawing, and started painting in her teens. She attended nursing school at Penn State. In the 1980s, she began taking tole painting lessons in acrylics and oils after passing by a craft shop and becoming interested. She and a friend started a part-time decorative painting business and expanded their knowledge by joining and attending national decorative painting conventions. She was a member of the Golden Triangle and Buckeye Tole Associations. Once kids came along, painting went on the back burner. After moving to Texas, working as an RN for many years and retiring, she says for her "second act" she has become involved with VAST (Visual Art Society of Texas) and VAL (Visual Art League of Lewisville). She began taking watercolor lessons, attending classes and workshops. She has been doing local fairs and painting commissions with special interest in pets and homes, as well as wedding invitations.