Shadow Dancer, 30 x 30 oil on canvas, 2016
Inspired by a balmy evening in St. Maarten, this tropical plant is silhouetted against a warm light.
Sanctuary, 24 x 30, oil on canvas, 2015
This poetic landscape was my first attempt to learn Pam Hassler's luminous technique of oil painting.
Projections, 30 x 30, oil on canvas, 2014
Shadows on an adobe wall in Texas inspired this study of negative space.
Eric and Alan 1988, 20 x 24, oil on canvas, 2013
Marilyn Wanamaker helped me recreate this memory of our sons giggling before lights-out.
Wild Geese, 30 x 30, oil on canvas, 2014
A grisaille underpainting? A finished work? I have had this canvas on my wall for over a year and still don't know the answer.
Spiral Nautilus, 24 x 24, oil on canvas, 2013
A photo from a Florida vacation inspired this meditation on light, color, and Fibonacci sequences.
Tao, 12 x 12, acrylic on paper, 2013
This monoprint was the serendipitous overlay of two “second prints;” the artist sometimes accomplishes most when she works least!
Horizon, 20 x 20, oil on canvas, 2013
Keith Bland’s photos of sunrises and sunsets in Key West are a rich source of inspiration.
Jazz, 12 x 12, acrylic on paper, 2013
Monoprinting is endlessly fascinating, forcing me to react to unanticipated effects and producing works that often surprise and delight.
April Storm, 20 x 20, oil on canvas, 2013
This painting was inspired by a spring thunderstorm in Memphis.
Laguna sunset, 24 x 30, oil on canvas, 2011
Inspired by a painting by Clyde Aspevig, a breaking wave at sunset evokes a magical moment on the California coast.
Chautauqua Garden, 16 x 16, oil on canvas, 2010
A gate opens to a pocket park in Chautauqua: memories of summer days filled with warmth and inspiration.
Above are select paintings by Kathleen Stern, which span many stylistic explorations and influences.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: "Blooming," April 2016 at the Jewish Community Center, Memphis.