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Katherine McGuire

Katherine McGuire

Watercolorist

Portrait by Donna Granata - 2005               

Katherine McGuire

Katherine McGuire, artist and advocate for the arts, captures quintessential Ventura landmarks with meticulous attention to architectural detail, not at all surprising when you consider that she once studied drafting and engineering. Her use of deep, rich color gives her work a sun-splashed, full-of-life quality. Kathy is known for her watercolors, executed both on paper and canvas, but early in her career she used acrylics, creating abstract works. A lecture given by Hiroko Yoshimoto in 1992 at UCSB inspired Kathy to work with watercolors and to study at Ventura College with Hiroko. Kathy is inspired by our hillsides, the ocean’s ever-changing nature, and local architecture, especially buildings from the 1920s. Los Angeles Times critic Josef Woodard says:  “It’s art that makes you glad you’re here.” Kathy is proud of the fact that all of her art training took place in public schools, from elementary right through college. Without that public exposure to the arts, she might never have become an artist.

Katherine McGuire's documentation took place in 2005 and was sponsored by John & Cherie Brant and JoEllen & Steve Lee. The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist. To learn more about Katherine McGuire please visit: KatherineMcGuire.com