About the Artist

Kathleen McGee

A lifelong interest in art has led Kathleen McGee through a variety of mediums and expressions, culminating in watercolor. Her love of beauty and of nature has translated itself into her paintings.

“I think I was raised with the idea that I would be an artist. I began painting with oil on canvas in high school. I later switched to acrylics and then to airbrush and photography.

Then, in 1991, I rediscovered my “roots” in watercolor. The transparency of watercolor delights me. MagnoliaI love the way colors move and blend into unexpected and pleasant surprises. The capture of light and shadow is continually fascinating.

After 19 years of living in Hawaii, then 15 years in Coastal Southern California, I now live in Northern Arizona with my husband and best supporter. My art is focused on the flora and scenery of California, Hawaii, Mexico and the Southwest.

Santa Fe Adobe Over the years I have been active in the arts community and have served on the board of directors for two art organizations. I have also integrated my years of computer experience with my art background and design web sites for artists and others, including the online gallery www.artfaces.com.

A lifelong love of beauty and of nature has translated itself into my paintings and I can see how the facets of my past have been brought together into the expression of my art today.”


Shows & Exhibitions

May 2002
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery, Vista

September, 2001
Enchanted Eden
Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas

February – May, 2001
Arts Alive, Encinitas

October 1999
Watercolor Journeys
Off Track Gallery, Leucadia

May 1999
Artist’s Studio and Garden Tour


  • Two of Kathleen’s paintings have been featured in the North County (San Diego) Times.
  • Kathleen’s painting, “Heliconia Forest”, was chosen as the artwork for the 2001 Annual Fundraising Gala for Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California.
  • Kathleen’s painting of Poinsettias for the 2001 Arts Alive Banner Auction was purchased by the City of Encinitas Sister-City program to be presented to the city of Hondo, Japan.
  • “Time Heals all Wounds” was chosen as the brochure artwork for a nurse’s conference on wound care in Seattle, Washington.