About Kathleen Adkison
“The insistent life-force or energy expressed by nature in its wondrous plenitude of form and color, its mystery, its surprise and growth cycle are what continue to compel my work.” – Kathleen Adkison
Kathleen Adkison, (1917-2010), who was a student of Mark Tobey during the 40s, continued to explore nature through abstract expressionism. Even today her images emerge from her avid pursuit of the outdoors, as she has hiked and backpacked in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
She has exhibited as far away as Japan, and locally at the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum in Spokane and at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Bellingham. She is included in numerous public collections such as Safeco, Gonzaga University in Spokane, Seattle Tennis Club, Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, to name a few.