Kathryn received her BA in 1974 from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she majored in Fine Art and English. She has had subsequent studies at The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Arts Student League of New York in New York, NY, and The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kathryn Keller’s early work could be classified as narrative in nature, focusing on myth, family life, birth, and death. In her late forties, she began working almost exclusively from life, drawing inspiration from her surroundings, family, and location.
Over the past twenty-five years, she has focused almost exclusively on landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors painting from life, working solely in Oil and Watercolors.
She has become well known in the south and widely collected for her beautiful landscapes of rural Louisiana and vibrant and colorful watercolors that depict the magical interior of various southern homes. Her work is currently represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans and throughout the state of Louisiana. Kathryn’s work is also represented by Spalding Nix Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia and The Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, and throughout the state of North Carolina. In addition to representation, Kathryn has shown throughout the south in Dallas, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, Lafayette, Louisiana, Alexandria, Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, El Dorado, Arkansas, Savannah, Georgia, and Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Kathryn’s work has also been included in shows out west in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in the northeast in New York.
Kathryn currently has a show at Spalding Nix Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, up until January 14th, 2022. In 2022 she will take a break from showing and work on her practice as she prepares for her solo show in 2023 at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana. This will be followed in 2024 by a solo show of her work at The Morris Museum of Southern Art in Augusta, Georgia.
Kathryn’s work has also become of serious interest to Museums. As of late 2021, her work is in the permanent collections of 11 different museums. The Georgia Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia most recently acquired her work in late 2021.
Kathryn presently resides in Alexandria, Louisiana, and New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, Scott Anderson. She has three children, Rachel, Jesse, and Hannah. Kathryn continues to paint every day from wherever she is in the world.