Adding Beauty To Your Life
I've loved art my entire life, and like to imagine came from my mother's womb holding a box of Crayolas. Life was pretty mundane until I attended art school and met other artists just like me! I graduated from The American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1989. I've spent the past 30 years in many creative endeavors, including product design for the home décor and giftware markets, children's book illustration, floral design, cake decorating, product development as a manager at The Bradford Group, watercolor workshops, and teaching fine art and art history to children and young adults through an adjunct program at historic Wheaton College! Alongside my work in the world of commercial art, I love fine art and specialize in impressionistic floral and intuitive abstract paintings. I've exhibited throughout the past decade in Chicago, and my paintings are collected both nationally and internationally.
~Kathleen Rietz, Artist