About the Artist

It's no surprise that an artist like Kathleen Fairweather would come from America's Coolest Small Town (voted 2009) Owego, New York! Although she is a native New Yorker, her family moved to the Texas Panhandle while she was still a teen.

Born with a great sense of humor and wit, a passion to speak out against injustices and help others, Kathleen immersed herself in programs involving disadvantaged youth, youth and community leadership and emergency preparedness and training. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Disaster Planning and Emergency Management with Minor in Fine Arts from University of North Texas. Her career in emergency response and recovery involved many years of traveling the country to assist those affected by disasters, all the while pursuing her love of art and writing.

The Fairweather Philosophy

Ms. Fairweather states "My philosophies about life have to do with finding humor everywhere, expression for expression's sake, freedom with responsibility and caring for our fellow creatures. I see the world as a gift to be enjoyed and nurtured. To me art is all about expression. Expression is the interpretation of how the artist feels. When I hear people say, 'I can't draw a straight line', I tell them to get a ruler. If you feel like painting you should paint. If you feel like singing you should sing. If you want to dance, write, sculpt, build, make, do, you should, regardless of your skill levels. The artistry comes in expressing your inspiration in that moment." This attitude in her work and writing has giving her many admirers and a strong fan following.