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Kathleen West, a life-resident of the Buffalo,
NY area, has been an active printmaker for the past 30 years. She
participates annually in both regional and national shows and is
the recipient of numerous awards. After receiving her B.S. in art
education from Rosary Hill College in 1964, Kathleen spent several
years teaching children Art and adults Print Making in NY schools
before deciding to concentrate exclusively upon her own artistic
development. All of Kathleen's prints run in limited series, each
hand printed with a wooden spoon. Many of the prints are then hand-colored.
A member of the Buffalo Society of Artists for 22 years,
Kathleen is also a Master Artisan of the prestigious Roycrofters.
Her work reveals her affection for the animal-life surrounding her,
from cats who have shared her home to squirrels, geese, and cows
that live in the trees and fields in Kathleens village of
East Aurora. In addition to these glimpses of local surroundings
and family history, Kathleens work reveals her widely ranging
interest in history and literature.
Kathleen has drawn on the stories of Lewis Carroll to
produce a series of prints, framing the characters in borders inspired
by William Morris. Her series of works depicting women-proudly attired
in sweeping medieval regalia, ready for an evening out in the felt
hat and buckled shoes of the 1920s, poised with a falcon, shepherding
the flock and most recently, sharing a moment with a favorite hound-
proclaims her interest in the lives of women throughout the centuries.
Much of Kathleens recent work, including her popular print
The Favorite, reveals a unique pre-Raphaelite quality.