AWARDS AND SHOWS
  • GFAA Juried Annual Kentlands Mansion Spring 2014- Best Of Show Award Winner
  • Gaithersburg Fine Arts Show, Juried Annual Kentlands Mansion: Spring 2012-2nd & 3rd place awards, Spring 2011 First Place Award & Honorable Mention
  • Montgomery Village annual Arts, Crafts, and Photography Show (2009)First Place Award
  • Gaithersburg Fine Arts Show, Kentlands Mansion (Spring 2009) Third Place Award
  • Waters House "Historical Montgomery County" Show, (Summer 2009)
  • Montgomery Village annual Arts, Crafts, and Photography Show (2008) Honorable Mention 
  • Gaithersburg Fine Arts Show, Kentlands Mansion (Spring 2008) 
  • Art in Montgomery County Historical Society (Summer 2008) Montgomery Village annual Arts,
  • Art League of Germantown Show, Kentlands Mansion (Summer 2007)
  • Art League of Germantown Show, BlackRock Center for the Arts (Fall 2007)
  • Art in City of Gaithersburg Show, BlackRock Center for the Arts (Spring 2006)
  • Montgomery Village annual Arts, Crafts, and Photography Show (2005) First Place Award
  • Art League of Germantown Show, BlackRock Center for the Arts (Fall 2005)
  • Montgomery Village annual Arts, Crafts, and Photography Show (2004) Best of show and Honorable Mention Awards 

MEMBERSHIPS

         Maryland Society of Portrait Painters (Signature Member), Montgomery County Plein Air Artists, Friends of Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD 
         Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association- (Past President 2011-2013), Founding member of Montgomery Portraits Artists.

SOLO SHOWS: Rockville City Hall, Rockville, MD, Bethesda Library, Bethesda MD, Brookside Gardens, Glenmont, MD

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     KATHY BUSH - BIO
 Capturing patterns of light into my paintings has kept me striving for that perfect glowing image. Painting on location enriches my life, so my paintings are a journal through which I can express myself. As Pablo Picasso said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary".  Although most of my landscapes are painted al la prima meaning "at one time" a wet-in-wet oil painting method, during the colder months I spend time in studios doing figure painting in oils or watercolors and working on new ways to push my art into exciting directions. 

I’ve been painting for over 30 years . I developed an early interest in drawing which naturally progressed into painting and I have embraced a passion for painting from life. Either painting plein air or painting in studios from live models. Being  largely self-taught, I choose a more of direct  approach of seeking out specific artists whom I felt could teach me the skills I desired to reach my goals in art. 

I have an artist studio in the Griffin Artist building, 437 North Market Street, Frederick, MD plus and active member of the NOMA Gallery in the Griffin. Visit the NOMA Gallery website at:  www.nomagalleryfrederick.com

EDUCATION:  I have studied with many renown artists in addition to various  local artists where ever I've lived.
  • ​June 2015- 1 day workshop by Larry Moore
  • June 2013-5 day workshop by Alex Powers
  • May 2011-oil workshop by Lee Boynton
  • Montgomery College, MD Fall semester 2010- David Daniels
  • February 2009 - watercolor workshop by Patti MacHale Bartol
  • November 2008 - acrylic/oil workshop by Bill Schmidt
  • April 1991- 5 day watercolor workshop with Zolton Szabo
  • December 1989 - 4 day watercolor workshop by Tony Couch
  • November 1987 - watercolor workshop by Pat Deadman
  • October 1986 - watercolor workshop by Jerry McClish
  • April 1985 - watercolor workshop by Judy Betts
  • November 1985 - watercolor workshop by Carole Myers