Kathryn Beam Troxler grew up in California and came with her family to Greensboro, NC in 1982. She studied painting with Maggie Fickett, Chuck McLaughlin, Alexis Lavine, Anne Kiefaber and several other artists. A member of PSNC and NC Plein Air Open, she has participated in numerous exhibits and had her first solo show at the Artery Gallery in 2018. She works in pastel, watercolor and oil. Her collection of Poems, Tuning, with one of her paintings on the cover, was published in October 2016, and is available in local bookstores and online.
For me, both art and poetry are forms of meditation, ways to explore the essence of what I see. Because I love Nature, wide open skies and water, and have a kinesthetic need to explore its intricacy and beauty, I have been a plein air painter since childhood. I paint portraits and other subjects as well, using a variety of media.