About the Artist
Kathryn Adele Schumacher
Kathryn Adele Schumacher received her BA degree from Rollins College (Florida) with majors in Fine Art & Art History. After graduation, she embarked on a career in the advertising and broadcast industries. After sixteen years, she decided to further her passion of interior design, starting with the UCLA post-graduate program in interior design. She then spent twenty-four years working primarily in residential interior design through her company, Kathryn Schumacher Designs, LLC with projects nationwide. In order to complement her design business she started a custom decorative pillow business to market her unique, hand-made pillows at trunk shows in several cities. Currently Kathryn is committed to pursuing her life-long joy and interest in being a full-time artist working primarily in mixed media collage and monotype printmaking.
In her work as an interior designer Kathryn would gather various elements and put them together, which is similar to collage. “In my art, I try to provide a pleasing continuum for the eye by connecting color, line and texture so that one can “rove” with their eyes while viewing my work. I love collage because feelings, energy,themes, and organic shapes seem to emerge on their own from this creative process. The elements of color, texture, patterns, and spatial relationships all collaborate to form a multi-layered composition.” Kathryn’s collages consist of acrylic and watercolor paints, pen & ink, pastels, handmade papers, photography, monotypes and newsprint. Her experimentation with mixed media combined with studies in batik on rice paper, monotype printing, watercolors, figure drawing, encaustics, and abstract painting have helped to foster the more recent directions she has taken with her art.
Kathryn’s other interests include sewing, photography, travel and golf. She has traveled a number of times to Africa, where she has worked with or raised funds for three non-profit organizations—World Women Work, Save the Elephants & Golf Fore Africa. Her experiences while traveling around the world combined with her photography— have often provided “themes” for her art. She lives
in Florida & Maine with her two Scotties.