Richard Kathmann, the peripatetic, always comes home. Home to the family farm and the woods in the western Catskills. From Brooklyn, Chicago, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Medellin Columbia, Georgia, New Hampshire and Maine. From street theater to Tamarind’s litho workshop, large scale drawings and intimate paintings, Richard’s marks are like musical notation; nature’s song, observed, abstracted, embraced and very personal. If you can imagine Lois Dodd on one shoulder and Jake Berthot on the other. Richard seems from the East, a green sage, an angel perhaps.
He currently lives in his saphouse studio on the dairy farm, no longer active, in the northwest Catskills that he grew up on. He gives plein air and studio instruction in landscape drawing and painting.
“Mohawk Hudson Artists 2014,” Albany Institute of History and Art
Ruthann Manzella and Paul Gozemka Award, in honor of Christine M. Miles
Stephen Westfall, juror
Kathmann will display his work at the Fishers’ Barn, venue #9.