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Watercolor, Batiks, and Mixed Media

Kathy Strouss

My journey with watercolor art was not until I retired in 2010. While my college years were filled with design, art, and business classes, I chose a federal government career and moved from Pennsylvania to the Washington, DC area in 1982. Working for the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and in support of our nation after 9/11 at the Department of Homeland Security, gave me many insights into our nation and the world.

Never losing my love for painting, I created holiday art and painted furniture for markets and galleries when time permitted during my federal career. My love for international travel began after spending three years working in southern Spain. My foreign travel included studying with international watercolor artists. Locally, I studied with David Lawton to learn about composition, pigments, drawing, and combining mediums, such as watercolor and pastels. My watercolor paintings include the techniques of batiks which I studied under Kathie George and Sandy Maudlin.

Membership in art organizations and exhibiting is with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the Annapolis Arts Alliance, and the Maryland Federation of Art. My art and travels can be viewed on Instagram.

Pet portrait commissions are available upon request.

Color, Texture, and Nature are my inspirations.

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