“Every day is a work of art…
Awakening the energy of our hearts…
An empty canvas waiting to be designed…
With the images that fill our minds….
                                     

Our creative gifts…
Provide the colors we choose…
To paint our dreams…
Within the Maya Muse….”

These inspiring words surround Kathleen’s studio walls at the Maya Muse Gallery in Nehalem, Oregon.  Each day the words serve as a reminder of her choices to pursue and live her life’s dreams.  With a tenacity of spirit, she continues to study, draw and paint.

The artist was born in McMinnville, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest where she makes her home with her husband and family.  She often uses her family and friends for inspiration in her work.  With a personal story behind each piece of artwork, Kathleen paints with the rhythm and brushwork that come from deep within her soul.

Watercolor and oil are the artist’s preferred medium used in her work. The web site Galleries display some of her paintings of the landscape, still life and figure.  The Portrait Gallery reflects how she is inspired by the simple acts of love that women portray in their everyday life.  “My life’s work gives me the opportunity to explore and paint the energy and spirit of love, serenity and joy. When I enter my studio each day, my spirit is uplifted and my life is enriched beyond measure.”

The Cobblestone Gallery in Seattle, Washington, June 2000 art review in the Art Access magazine stated: “She gives rich and soothing warmth to her oil paintings with glowing colors and bold strokes.”

Kathleen Stupfel Hickey has exhibited her paintings both locally and nationally and has won numerous awards.  Her paintings are in private collections in New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, California, Oregon and Washington, as well as corporate collections in the Northwest. Kathleen has a BBA from the University of Portland in Oregon.

Currently, all of Kathleen’s work is exclusively shown by the Maya Muse Gallery on Highway 101 in Nehalem, Oregon.

 

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June 2003