“My new work is intuitive and design-focused, with subject and mood gradually emerging through layers of color.”

 

Kathy Collins’ award-winning paintings have been featured
in Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine,
American Artist, the “Splash” watercolor series, and “100
Artists of the Northwest. “

A Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the
Northwest Watercolor Society, and Women Painters of Washington,
Kathy is an enthusiastic painter and watercolor instructor.

SELECTED JURIED SHOWS:

  • Edmonds Arts Festival, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010. 2012, 2016
  • Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Exhibit, 2001, 2002, 2003,
    2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • NW Watercolor Society: 2001,2005,2006, 2008, 2009, 2010,
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Puget Sound Country Exhibit, Seattle, 2002, 2006, 2008
  • NW Invitational Marine Art Exhibit, Kirsten Gallery, 2004
  • Montana Watercolor Society Show,  2004, 2005, 2008
  • Central Coast Watercolor Society, San Luis Obispo,  2005
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Show, 2006
  • Watercolor West, Los Angeles, 2012, 2014
  • American Watercolor Society, New York, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Kirkland Arts Center Exhibition, 2014, 2016
  • California Watercolor Association Annual Exhibit, January. 2017


SELECTED AWARDS:

  • Createx Color Award, Montana Watercolor Society, 2004
  • Garden Street Award, Central Coast Watercolor Society,2005
  • Puget Sound Painters Award, EAFA exhibit, 2006
  • Strathmore Award, NWWS Show,  2006
  • 1st Place, Women Painters show, Nov, 2007
  • Winsor-Newton Award, NWWS show, Seattle, 2008
  • Elsie Weiner Award, WPW show, Mercer Island, 2008
  • Award of Merit, NWWS show, Bellevue, WA 2008
  • Winsor-Newton Award, EAFA show, Bellevue, WA 2009
  • 1st Place, Bothell LiveArts, 2010
  • Terry Cole Award, NWWS show, Seattle, 2010
  • Holbein Award, EAFA Open Exhibit, Seattle, 2011
  • 3rd Place Award, NWWS show, Bothell, 2013
  • 1st Place, Mixed Media, The Artist’s Magazine competition, 2015
  • Savoir Faire Award, California Watercolor Association show,  2017

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

  • ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, WA, 3-person Show, Oct, 2004
  • Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Is, 3-person show, Jan, 2005
  • Kirkland Arts Center, 4-person show, August,2005
  • Baas Gallery, Seattle, 2-person show, “Debut,” March, 2006
  • Featured artist, Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA May, 2007
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
  • “Northwest Reflections,” Kindred Circle Gallery,, Aug, 2004
  • “Waterfront,” Kindred Circle Gallery, WA, May, 2005
  •  Featured Artist, Lakeshore Gallery, WA, June, 2005
  • Seattle to Sienna, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, March, 2008
  • “A Year of Painting,” Kaewyn Gallery, March, 2011
  • “Story of a Painting,” Tsuga Fine Art, March-Apr, 2013
  •  “Faces and Places,” Tsuga Fine Art, March-Apr, 2015 
  •  “Northwest Parallels,” Tsuga Fine Art, Jan-March, 2017


CORPORATE COMMISSIONS:

  • Puget Sound Energy Bldg, Bellevue, WA
  • Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, WA


PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Still Waters Run Deep,Michelle Taute, Watercolor Magic
    Magazine,  Oct 2006,
  • “How I Created a 2nd Career in Art, Kathy Collins, The
    Artist’s Magazine, , April, 2007,
  • “A Road Less Traveled, Kathy Collins, Watercolor
    Artist Magazine,  June, 2008,
  • Speedy Delivery, Kathy Collins, Watercolor Artist
    Magazine,  August, 2008,
  • Splash 10, 12, 14, North Light Books
  • Planning for Fun,“Naomi Ekperigin, American Artist
    (Watercolor) magazine, Spring, 2012
  • 100 Artists of the Northwest, Schiffer Press, 2013
  • “A Creative Odyssey,” Kathy Collins, Watercolor
    Artist Magazine,Dec, 2014
  • “Cut It Out,” Kathy Collins, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Dec. 2016