There is so much beauty to be found in nature. Nature heals, it inspires, it transports us from the noise of the everyday world as it refreshes our souls. My floral and abstract paintings celebrate the beauty to be found in nature and every day life. My paintings have an impressionistic feel to them, and I am often influenced by the French Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Pierre-August Renoir. I grew up attending The Art Institute of Chicago with my mother Carol, who loved art, nurtured my creative spirit and passed down to me her rich knowledge of art history. I am oftentimes told that my paintings make the viewer feel joyful. I believe in approaching each painting I create with love, and creating from my heart. Every painting of mine is a work of my soul displayed on canvas.
~Kathleen Rietz, Artist 2019