My Aunt Katherine was a prolific artist. I just didn’t realize how much until we arrived at the house to sort through her artwork. I was amazed at the amount and her range. She went from a more realistic style to more abstract with bold color in her later work. It was fascinating to witness her creative process through her artwork. She collected tons of visual and other reference materials and took notes on her artwork. She may not have been the best but she was a serious artist — always striving to capture the essence of her subjects in her paintings. This was more of an emotional time than I had predicted. We had to leave most of her artwork in hopes of me returning to catalog it all with descriptions and photos before it goes to auction along with the family homestead. Very sad but it’s time to let all that accumulation of stuff go.
This is a remarkable likeness of her that one of her artists friends painted. We had it at her Memorial Service as a tribute.