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Kathleen DunnKathleen E. Dunn
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BIRD ARTIST/SCRATCHBOARD ARTISTKathleen Dunn
 
Exploring the maple woods of New Hampshire instilled a lasting passion for nature in bird artist Kathleen (Kady) Dunn, and in 1974, while earning a degree in fine art, she decided to focus exclusively on wildlife. Early works in pastel, pencil, ink and scratchboard feature a vignetted style with little or no habitat.

In 1987, inspired by "complete environment" or "slice of life" artists, Kady switched to oil paints to achieve greater detail while retaining the pastel-softness she loves. Her self-taught method has earned her a Best-of Show at Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show in 1988, selection to the Robert Bateman Master Class in 1991 and inclusion in the Leigh Yawkey-Woodson "Birds in Art" Show 6 times,where her painting "October 31st" became part of the museum's permanent collection.She is also the winner of the Society of Animal Artists most coveted "Award of Excellence" in addition to a number of other awards and recognition on local television and national magazines.Kady has collectors throughout the U.S as well as Canada and as far away as Japan.

Kady lives in Washington State, where the terrain, weather and dramatic seasonal changes continue to inspire her work.

b. 1955

Resides: Washington, U.S.A.

Education: West Valley College, Saratoga, California

Major Fields of Study: Fine Arts/Associate of Fine Arts Degree

Artistic Specialization: North American Birds and occasionally Mammals
Commissions: Not Accepted




 
Support for Conservation:
xPartners in Flight-American Bird Conservancy, National Resource Defence Council
 
Special Achievements:
  • 2013 -  Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII
    http://www.TheBennington.org
    The 18th Annual invitation only show at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington,Vt has accepted my scratchboard "Transformation" depicting a juvenile Great Blue Heron preening it's feathers in the afternoon light.
     
  • 2013 - Art and the Animal
    http://www.societyofanimalartists.com
    The 53rd Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition has accepted my oil painting "Vintage' a piece depicting two Stellers Jays enjoying some late Autumn grapes. The painting has also been selected for the shows tour.
     
  • 2013 - The Art of Conservation Festival
    http://www.natureartists.com
    The Artists for Conservation group has accepted my scratchboard "Last Light II" Great-Horned Owl into it's 3rd Annual Show at Grouse Mtn. Resort,North Vancouver,B.C.
     
  • 2013 - Artists Magazine Competition
    http://theartistsmagazine.com
    "Transformation"-Great Blue Heron is a finalist in the magazines annual art competition,wildlife category.
     
  • 2012 - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's
    http://www.lywam.org
    The 37th Annual Birds in Art Show has accepted my piece "Chinatown"-House Sparrows for it's September exhibition. The museum also chose to feature my painting on the show catalogue cover, a huge honor. "Chinatown" will continue to be on view as part of the "Bird's in Art" tour.
     
  • 2012 - The Art of Conservation 2012 AFC Annual Members Show
    http://www.artistsforconservation.org
    The second annual exhibit at Grouse Mountain Resort in Vancouver,B.C. will be showing my Scratchboard "Transformation" a work depicting a juvenile Great-Blue Heron preening in the warm light of Summer.
     
  • 2011 - The Art of Conservation
    http://www.artistsforconservation.org
    The Artists for Conservation group accepted two of my paintings for their 2011 show. The first piece entitled"Last Light" depicts a pair of juvenile Great-Horned Owls and was chosen to be in the Vancouver,B.C. venue.The second piece featuring a Red-Shafted Flicker and Hornets nest,will be in the online portion of the show only.
     
  • 2010 - The Art of Conservation
    http://www.artistsforconservation.org
    .The Artists for Conservation virtual (online only)group show.My scratchboard of a nesting Anna's Hummingbird entitled "Day 14" was accepted for inclusion in this show.
     
  • 2010 - 50th Anniversary Show Society of Animal Artists
    http://societyofanimalartists.com
    Come see the celebration of the Society of Animal Artists 50 years of great animal art at the Wildlife Experience in Parker,Co. The tour begins here and runs Nov.20th through Feb. 2011.My painting "Chinatown"has been selected for inclusion in this important show. The tour continues at the Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar,MO., and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman.OK.
     
  • 2008 - Catasus Award of Excellence
    http://www.societyofanimalartists.com
    "July the 5th"Killdeer was selected by the jury of the 2008 Society's Annual Membership Show,to recieve the groups highest award given to it's membership.Not only did this piece receive an award of excellence but it was also selected for the show's tour.
     
  • 2007 - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum"Birds in Art"
    http://www.lywam.org
    "Hide and Seek"-Brown Creepers selected for annual show.
     
  • 2006 - 23rd Annual Artists Magazine Competition
    http://artistsmagazine.com
    2 paintings make the top finalists in Animal Category
     
  • 2005 - 22ND Annual Artists Magazine Competition
    Top 50 finalist,Animal Category
     
  • 2005 - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's"Birds in Art "Tour
    'July the 5th'-Killdeer,was selected for the Museums 1 year tour to N.Y.,OK,WY.
     
Collections:
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

     
Publications:
  • Wildlife Art Magazine (2003)
    Editors choice and front cover - November-December 2003 issue
    Author: Mary Nelson
    Published by: Pothole Publications
     
  • Wildlife Art Magazine (1997)
    - featured her in it's May-June issue  - 
     
  • Whiting's Owls of North America 
    contributing artist - 
    Author: Jeffrey Whiting
     
  • North Light Book's, Best of Wildlife Art I and II 
    contributing artist - 
     
Organization Membership:
  • 1996 - Society of Animal Artists

     
  • Wolf Haven
    -Donations to Auction
     
  • Olympic Wildlife Rescue

     
  • Worldwide Nature Artists Group ( WNAG )

     

 

 
 
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