I talked recently with Katherine at her Front Street studio (1001 East 2nd Street, Building 100, Door BC, Third Floor) and learned how she became an artist.
“For years I was a writer. I wrote a newspaper column in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It was humorous, sort of like Erma Bombeck. For my last year or so as a writer, I found myself thinking about painting and drawing. I even found myself dreaming about putting paint on canvas, so when we moved to Dayton I stopped writing and started learning how to paint.”
You can see one example of Katherine’s work at the Artists United Group Show which opens Friday at The Orphanage (73 N Dutoit). Her work is also on Instagram at @katherinecruseartist.