Kathleen Sligh - 2019 AIB Top 20 Finalist

Kathleen has had a passion for drawing and painting since childhood, but life and its responsibilities often demanded her focus and got in the way of her art. In 2017, Kathleen decided to follow her lifelong dreams and became involved with a group of artists at Studio Nine, where she had the freedom to explore different mediums and techniques, while learning and collaborating in a studio setting. During this time, Kathleen became captivated by the vibrancy and flow of alcohol inks and decided to use this eclectic medium in her Art in Bloom piece, “After the Rain”.

“After the Rain” was inspired by Kathleen’s love of spring. Kathleen says, “After the long, cold winter and the nourishing April showers, May brings us a rebirth of the world around us with an explosion of color and life”.