Artist Kathy Bolton made her first start as an artist at 5 years old in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Janesville, Wisconsin when her parents came back from a trip with a “Popeye” themed watercolor box for her. Needless to say, the red watercolor cake in that box of watercolors only produced a weak pink color at best. Grade school provided design opportunities with her involvement in large scale holiday bulletin board projects when the nuns found out she could draw. Highschool art classes were followed with a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI with a focus in painting. At which point her education turned away from painting to architectural design with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. She spent the next 35+ years as a Registered Architect with a number of those years focused on hospital design in the US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Ireland. Painting continued to happen in her spare time. This effort was supported by classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX. Her travels resulted in landscape paintings of Kew Gardens in London, amazing parks and seacoasts in Perth, Australia, misty harbor views of Hong Kong Harbor at night and the timeless canyons of Tucson, AZ. On retiring from architecture, and relocating to League City, TX, she is now able to fully devote her time to landscape painting. Moving onto a better box of watercolors and finally to oil paints which is her primary medium going forward. Kathy is an award-winning member of the Galveston Art League, Galveston, TX, and has had work shown at the Nave Museum in Victoria, TX.