Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kathleen Galligan

Name:  Kathleen Galligan
Bio:   Kathleen Galligan graduated in 1972 from Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania with a B.A. Fine Arts, and in 1979 from Philadelphia College of Art with a B.F.A. Honors. llustration was her focus of study at Philadelphia College of Art, and although she preferred to take the route of painting as a career, Kathleen has from time to time indulged in illustration projects, including archaeology. A recent publication was the cover painting and design for her husband, Dr. Warren Riess' book Angel Gabriel: The Elusive English Galleon, (ISBN 0-9713438-0-2 ) the history of and search for the remains of a seventeenth-century ship, built for Sir Walter Raleigh’s last expedition to America in 1617.
Kathleen has been exhibiting her work in Philadelphia, New York and Maine since the early 1980s. 
She switched from oil to pastel after taking a workshop with Albert Handell. She was granted a one month residency at the artist’s colony, YADDO in Saratoga Springs, New York and later a two week residency in Acadia National Park, in Maine. An article about her work was published in the February 2008 issue of The Pastel Journal, and in 2010 Kathleen was included in the international artists section of the pastel edition of French art journal, Pratique des Arts.
Her work is in the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Bates College Museum of Art and in many corporate and private collections worldwide.
Medium : Pastel, oil. For pastels, Kathleen works on Ersta or Wallis sanded papers, blending the softest of pastels – Unison, Schminke, Sennelier, Daler-Rowney – to create her luminous, atmospheric pieces.
Subjects: Landscape.
Style: Sometimes representational, lately more impressionist.
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Gallery: Recent pastels; Recent oils; Selected work – Grand Canyon, Plein Air, European, A Few Favourites.
Image View: The images may be enlarged and viewed serially by using the “next” button. Curiously, there is no “back” button, if you wish to view a preceding image. Images may be saved. Spring Migration is 9 x 17 ins, 504 x 223, 33.8 KB.
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