Glass artist Kathy Burk and oil painter Kitty Whitehouse will be displaying new work during the month of July at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson. Join the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, July 8th from 5-8 p.m., during the Bozeman Downtown Art Walk.
This spring, Kathy Burk has been experimenting with layers of color influenced by surrounding rivers and streams. Looking through the water into the riverbed she is fascinated with the patterns you can see while observing this force of nature. Burk has captured the natural depth and distortion of the rivers with layers of glass and found items from these waterways. Her kiln formed pieces were created by layering many colors creating designs that represent different species of fish found in the area.
Kitty Whitehouse loves painting wildlife in oils. She often travels to national parks in North America and East Africa to observe wildlife in its habitat first hand, and to attain her own reference photos. Now in the Bozeman area, Whitehouse has found plenty to paint close to home as well. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation group, where a percentage of her sales are donated to non-profit environmental organizations to help protect wildlife and habitats.
The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson is thrilled present new artwork by oil painters, Kara Fellows-Tripp and Kitty Whitehouse, our featured artists for the month of June. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, June 11th from 5-8 p.m., during Downtown Bozeman’s first Art Walk of the season.
Kara Fellows-Tripp is a native of Montana, born and raised in Bozeman. In 2002 she graduated from MSU with a degree in Chemical Engineering, but instead of pursuing a career in that field she chose to focus her attention on art. Although initially a jewelry designer, she enjoyed experimenting with other mediums, which led her to painting. She now paints exclusively in oils and her work is representational. Most of her pieces depict farm and ranch landscapes or themes. She would love to explore portraiture next. Kara’s work can be seen in the Artists’ Gallery located in the Emerson Cultural center in Bozeman and at The Two Rivers Gallery in Big Timber, MT.
After making the Gallatin Valley her permanent home a few years ago, Kitty Whitehouse has furthered her artistic talents by painting the wildlife and scenes of the West. Most of her painting is done in oils, though she occasionally works in watercolor or colored pencil, as each piece is done according to how she envisions the final artwork. Her favorite place is Yellowstone Park, with its geothermal wonders, varied scenery, and of course, the wildlife. Some of her Yellowstone paintings and other local Montana scenes will be on display at The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson during the month of June.
The Artists’ Gallery at the Emerson invites the public to a reception for painters Kitty Whitehouse and Linda Williams, to be held on Friday, July 10 from 5 to 8 PM. Their works will be on display from June 29 through July 27.
Whitehouse will be showing her latest oil paintings of both landscapes and wildlife, many of which are of local scenes that Bozeman residents will recognize. Williams will be featuring new oil paintings of classically inspired still-lifes and plein-air studies of Montana’s western landscapes.
Kitty Whitehouse – Landscape and Wildlife Artist
Kitty Whitehouse has an art degree from the University of New Hampshire as well as having studied western landscapes, lighting, and techniques with several local and nationally known artists. Working primarily in oils, her subjects are usually horses, wildlife, and the Montana and Yellowstone landscapes. However, her paintings are usually about the light, using the subjects to portray an emotion, a unique lighting condition, or time of day. Many of her latest paintings are of local scenes that Bozeman residents will recognize.
Linda Williams – Landscape and Still-Life Painter
Linda was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in New York, New Orleans, and Memphis. She graduated Phi Kappa Phi from MSU with a degree in Fine Arts, receiving the Strand Award. She was included in the “35 Important American Women Artists” show in July 1992 at Saks Gallery in Denver and currently resides in Bozeman, Montana. Over the last few years she has been sharpening her skills in oils paints through “plein-air” studies and still-life works.