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Kathleen Dentinger

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I majored in science and spent 33 years teaching biology, chemistry and general science in Kenmore New York. I painted in my spare time and belonged to the Kenmore Art Society and the Tonawanda Council on the Arts. When we retired my husband Jack and I moved to the beautiful Emerald Isle beach. The contrast with the weather in Buffalo was amazing. I could devote my time and energy to creating art full time in my new studio. Images in my head, half buried, were surfacing to fruition.

I work with acrylic paint and additives. My work often includes textures built of sand, paper and found objects. The yin and yang of light and dark work against each other to create complex dynamics on the surface of the canvas. I have produced several series of paintings including a dragon series, variations of heart shapes, space routes and animal totem paintings. Last year I was working on circles and arcs. Circles represent a completion and return to origin. My newest inspiration has been a Girl with Hat series. Certainly not Carmen Miranda with fruit or flowers but a colorful abstracted splash of whimsey.

I am an active member and former president of the Carolina Artists Studio Gallery in Morehead City where my work is always on display. Carolina Artists Gallery is a nonprofit gallery for local artists and is involved in community outreach programs. I am artist of the month each year at the Chatham Hill Winery in Cary N.C. I also belong to the Community Artists Gallery in New Bern.

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