Southern California artist, Kathryn Hansen received her BFA degree in studio arts from the University of Stevens Point, WI in 1983. She went on to study art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, the Associates of Art in Sherman Oaks, CA and studied under Margo Lennartz in La Crescenta, CA.
“It’s been a very natural journey for me to blend my love and devotion of animals and nature with my passion for art. They have been powerful forces in my life since childhood and a never-ending source of inspiration in my art. The foundation of my work is in capturing the essence and soul of the animals I draw. The rendering of the eyes, their intensity and beauty are an integral facet of my work. I feel that this is best expressed through the simplicity of the pencil, using high contrast and textural variations to achieve a richness and depth to each drawing and providing a level of complexity whereby I can artistically capture the animals’ spirit.”
Kathryn is a member of Colored Pencil Society of America, Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia, and the Vice President and Secretary of Angeles Crest Art Guild. She has participated in numerous shows across the country and in Canada.