Kathleen DeMeo is a printmaker, painter, and mixed media artist. Her work has been shown in respected exhibitions including the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s FOOTPRINT International, Connecticut Women Artists’ national juried exhibition, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ annual exhibition, and more than a dozen juried shows annually for the past ten years. Her monotypes have merited several “best in show” prizes among other awards.
Kathleen holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Connecticut and has studied printmaking at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven for over 25 years. She serves on an arts nonprofit board of directors, is an active member of several art associations, and monitors the printmaking studio at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, where she resides.
My recent work explores real and imagined wondrous places through the unique lens of monotype printmaking. I strive to create a feeling of calmness and serenity in my treatment of the landscape, reflecting my reverence for nature. In a world that assaults our senses in myriad ways every day, they are portals to a peaceful and safe haven.
My imagery tends to alternate between representation and abstraction. Not surprisingly, the hues, shapes and forms found in nature inform my abstract works, which evoke various locales based on the colors I choose, the textures I employ, or the patterns that emerge.