This issue’s artist is Kathryn Fehlig. Kathryn was born in Helena, Montana, and has lived there most of her life. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary’s Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and then earned a teaching degree at the University of Wisconsin.
Kathryn has been painting most of her life and started working with acrylics about 15 years ago. “I was trained in oils, but I don’t like the solvents. I do scratch board, which is kind of like an etching. I use scratch boards with ink over a clay board,” explained Kathryn. “I buy scratch boards and then you just use all kinds of little tools that will scratch away the ink. You can’t really make a mistake with them, so I have to do a lot of preparation. I usually do a drawing in white pastel pencil on black paper and figure out exactly what I’m doing.”
Most of her work is of horses and Montana landscapes, including some of the Augusta area. To see her work and many others, stop by Latigo & Lace.