About the Artist

On The Veranda

Kathryn Adele Schumacher
Artist.

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.

While in the interior design business, I assembled various elements and put them together— which is similar to collage. In my collages, 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 the art. Often within my collages ideas, themes, and organic shapes emerge on their own during this creative process. The collages consist of acrylics, watercolors, pen & ink, fabric, cut paper, crayon and pastels. The various elements listed above along with spatial relationships all collaborate to form a multi-layered composition. "

Artist Tributes

“Like her fascinating flower colleges, Kathryn Adele Schumacher’s work is blossoming into handsome sophisticated compositions made of torn and cut paper from the printed page, which have an unforgettable appeal. As her career continued to develop and mature, this led to an exciting focus on expressing her imagination by utilizing the esteemed ritual of college”
Bruce Helander
Collage Artist

Non-Profit Work Africa
World Women Work. Save The Elephants. Golf Fore Africa.

In addition to art her interests include photography, making movies, travel and golf. She has traveled to several countries in Africa, where she works with the non-profit organizations—World Women Work, Save the Elephants. Most recently she is helping to raise money for Golf Fore Africa, another non-profit. Her experiences while traveling around the world have often provided themes for her collage art.