ABOUT

Meet Kathy

A little about me: I have been a teacher (kindergarten for 27 years!), business owner, massage therapist (20 years), and now an artist.  I thrive on going to that quiet place where anything can happen.

I began painting in my 50’s.  During a critique of my work, it was suggested, “Just get the paint on the paper any way you want.” That has been my motto since, along with the words that dance in my head every time I grab a brush — paint ’til it sings!

My Artist’s Statement reflects that I am always a student. There is always something new to learn and I am eager to try new ideas.  Studying art books and videos and attending workshops is invigorating.  It was a highlight to spend two weeks in France painting. Whenever I do a commission it challenges me to expand. Starting with watercolors, and later added oils, acrylics, and mixed media, I paint on many surfaces including yupo.

I’m glad you are visiting my site.  Thank you for your interest in my work and learning a little about me.

…. PAINT ‘TIL IT SING

Kathy
DOWNTOWN GOSHEN

The Painted Finch

The Painted Finch Studio and Gallery is my studio and home for finished pieces of art. Located in downtown Goshen, Indiana above a delightful coffee house, it provides a large light filled space and is a wonderful environment for creativity and selling my work.  In addition to creating art, I use the space to help others enjoy their art pieces through my framing gallery.

If you are near Goshen visit me in this  glorious old downtown space.  I want to share it with others.

 

Inspiration

Inspiration comes with friends and chats over coffee.  I enjoy quiet and even silence. This provides the interior space for intuitive insight into painting.

Drawn to working with spaces, if I’m not designing a room or a retreat or a house I am designing in my paintings.

Other inspirations includes anything Asian to Abby, my cat.  Ever encouraging, my husband Rick lends me his artful critiques.

 

Being part of an art community is rewarding. My hometown of Goshen ROCKS when it comes to supporting the arts. In recent years, our mayor initiated an Arts Council on which I serve.

Most inspiring is the relationship I have with a large group of artists and the wonderful work they do.  Art comes from so many and in so many different ways…it is amazing!

 

 

COMMISIONS

How It Works

Let's Talk

Use the form below to set up a phone call or a walk in appointment and we will talk through your ideas and see what works best for you and your vision.

components

There are various ways your finished painting can appear.  I work with watercolors, oils, acrylics, inks, and mixed media and paint on many surfaces.  
We’ll discuss what is best for your idea.

DELIVERY

I will keep you updated during the process.  When we are both satisfied we will decide whether framing will enhance your painting. 

So Glad you found me
now enjoy the search!

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Visit Me 

The Painted Finch
118 E Washington St,
2nd Floor
Goshen, IN 46528

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my painting adventures!

Open Hours

As available
or by appointment
574-202-7710
kstiffney@comcast.net