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In Memoriam

Kathleen McDonald

1947 – 2018


Kathleen A. McDonald passed on May 28, 2018, in her home in Venice, Florida. “Kathleen was a wild woman, flaming red hair, and honest to the bone,” recalls her close friend, Sarasota Pen Woman Caroline McKeon. Kathleen was not only a Past President of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Sarasota Branch, but had also served as President of the Florida State Association of the NLAPW, during her long membership. She was a member of many professional art organizations and also served on the boards of the Women Contemporary Artists and Art Center Sarasota.

As an artist, she exhibited in over 100 venues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, and abroad.   

Kathleen described her artistic style this way: “Each piece is full of sensory emotion and intimate memories. The oil paint is thickly laid, the brush strokes are bold and the colors are bright. I’m impatient. I want to see something on the canvas fast, and I want it to be exciting. My monotypes are painted in the same style, quick and free, bold and bright.”

Sail on, beautiful soul!

The following video is from 2013 and expresses Kathleen's philanthropic spirit.

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