Kathryn O'Grady
Biography

Kathryn O'Grady was born in 1956 in Birmingham Alabama. She received a BFA from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1978, and her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. She moved to southern Maryland in 1997, where she paints and maintains a huge garden, a family, cats, chickens and ducks. Her work has been shown in solo shows over the past thirty years in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Bloomington, Illinois, Bethesda, and Baltimore. Her group exhibitions in Texas have included Zoomorphism at the Dallas Zoo (1988), Prize Catch at Women and Their Work in Austin (1990), Texas Landscapes at the Art Center in Waco (2000), Texas Landscapes at the Grace Museum in Abilene (2000), Earth, Wind, Water, Sky at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (2001) and Gallery in the Garden at the Governor's Mansion in Austin (2001, 2002). More recently in Maryland, she has been shown at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, The Baltimore Choral Arts Society Benefits, The Ladew Garden Benefit Exhibition atLadew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Maryland, (2008) the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, (2008, 2009), Celebrating Fifty Years (2009) and Contemporary Landscapes: Work From The Permanent Collection (summer, 2010) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, and the biennial Image and Imagination shows at St. Johns College in Annapolis (2008, 2010), where she won Best Two Dimensional Work in 2008. Kathryn has been shown at Steven Scott Gallery since 2004, including In Full Bloom (2004), Artist /Gardener (2005), Seven Remarkable Regional Realist Women (2006), Into the Forest (2007), As Far as the Eye Can See (2009), and a solo show in 2008. Her work is in the Texas collections of American Airlines, Mobile Oil Corporation, USAA, MBank, the Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, Seton Hospital and Saint David's Hospital in Austin, the Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, and the Renaissance Womens Center in Austin. In Maryland, she is in the collections of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, Miles and Stockbridge, in Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, University College, in Adelphi.


Two Geese, 2016
Watercolor, oil pastel and metallic pigment on paper, 22 x 30"
Private Collection





Big Pond, 2016
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30"
Private Collection





Overgrown Barn Genoa, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12" x 12"
$975 framed.





Overgrown House Yellow Grass, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12 x 12"
$975 framed





Beate's Garden, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12 x 12"
Private Collection





Beate's Sunflowers, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12 x 12"
$975 framed.





Overgrown Barn Yellow Leaves, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12 x 12"
$975 framed.





Celosia and Roosters, 2015
oil on hardwood, 12 x 12"
$975 framed.





Grassy Rows, 2015
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 22"
$850





Corn Cribs, 2014
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 22"
$850





Nimbus's Barn, 2014
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 22"
$850





Peacock and Cosmos 1, 2012
Oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
$2500 unframed





Peacock and Cosmos 2, 2012
Oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
$2500 unframed





November Vines - Yellow Leaves, 2014
Oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 22" x 22"
Private Collection





November Vines - Green Light, 2014
Oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 22" x 22"
Private Collection





November Vines - Cardinal, 2014
Oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 22 x 22"
Private Collection





2013 Watercolor Studies Available
5 x 5" image size each
14 x 11" matted size each
$200 each matted









Truman and Crabapple, 2013
oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 26 x 40"
Private Collection







Irene and Tardiva, 2012
crayon and watercolor on paper, 26" x 40"
Private Collection





Blue, 2012
crayon and watercolor on paper, 22 x 30",
Private Collection





Irene, 2012
crayon and watercolor on paper, 22 x 30",
Private Collection





Young William, 2012
crayon and watercolor on paper, 22 x 30",
Private Collection





Wings, 2012
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22",
$1100





Wet Peacock, 2012
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22",
$1100





Shadow, 2012
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22",
Private collection





Truman and Irene, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
Private Collection





Peacock in a Tree, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
$1100





Wet Biscuit, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
$1100





Joe, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
$1100





Netta Asleep, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
$1100





Reach, 2011
watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 30",
$1100










Kazoo, 2011
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper 22 x 30",
$1100





Swallow is Molting, 2010
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper 22 x 30",
$1100




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Artist Statement


My work is fueled by a lifelong obsession with color and awe at the monstrous complexity of the natural world. For the last several years I have lived and painted in rural Maryland. I am in love with the weather, the crops, the light, the dirt, the weeds. I am especially interested in the places where people's plans for the landscape collide with the riot of life that is there to begin with. Plants have an agenda of their own. I like the silliness, the frailty, the vanity of the human marks. I like the tornado of forces at work in nature. There is so much more going on than we can say.