Colwell Cedars Retreat

      ~ merging awareness, creativity, and nature ~

Four basic types of work by Katherine are available for purchase:  

  • Two-sided fiber works—typically embroidered and embellished on monoprints or hand-dyed silks, pieced or whole-cloth.
  • Three-dimensional fiber works—typically with whole-cloth surfaces covered with embroidery and/or drawings:    hand-embroidered folding books of silk, cotton, and linen, containing images and hand stitched text.
  • Framed wall pieces exploring embroidery and drawing with silk paper fusion, hand-made felt, embroidered etchings, monoprints & watercolors on paper.
  • Unframed etchings; ink on paper.

          Please Contact us to arrange for seeing her work in person, for information, full-size images, and prices about any of her work.

          Katherine's framed embroidered watercolors and embroidered silk fusion are also available in Grand Junction at Unique Expressions, 336 Main Street.

Summary of Katherine's Art Career Bio:
          In 1977, Katherine began working with etching and aquatint, in black and white, always looking for contrasts!  Concurrently, she explored color and texture in hand embroidery with silk, cotton, and wool.  Since that beginning, the majority of Katherine’s work has been based on her plein-air drawings in graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor.

          Throughout Katherine's nearly 4-decades artistic career, she has been exhibiting and marketing her unique blend of embroidery, printmaking and drawing nationwide, and also mentoring individuals and working with organizations in workshops and secondary art classes, locally, regionally and across the country.

          As a life-long-learner, Katherine continues building and strengthening her teaching and mentoring and artistic media repertoire in divergent areas.  Most recently:  website design;  documenting Colwell Cedars’ wonders in photography for this website;  research and personal work on the magical results of going gluten-free and detox from decades-ago pesticide exposure;  and vegetable gardening and landscaping at Colwell Cedars.

Katherine currently has three artworks in-progress --- photos above (left to right or top to bottom) :

  • a small embroidery of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, in La Paleta silk twist on Fair linen, based on her original plein air watercolor (pinned next to the embroidery in the photo above);  image size is about 3"w by 8"h, and will be framed about 9"w by 14"h.
  • an embroidered 3-dimensional book of Katherine's Tree Collection.  This Tree Collection will be her most complex 3-dimensional embroidered book yet, bringing together tree images in a variety of media that she has made during her nearly 4-decade artistic career.  The trees range in size from 1″ by 1″, to approximately 8″ by 9″.  A portion of them are illustrated in the middle photo.
  • a 2-sided Lightning Sky embroidery of hand-dyed silk, approximately 10" by 10".  The imagery is based on a poem by Joe that includes lightning imagery;  the typewritten poem itself can be seen currently stored behind the translucent silk in the photo.

Discovering Art
        Your tour of Katherine’s art studio-gallery will leave you speechless and inspired.
        Every art process you explore in class at Colwell Cedars Retreat will be filled with gentle moments of discovery. 

        If you are planning to be in the North Fork or western Colorado — or have visitors — anytime of year — and you would like to see  and purchase art, or explore art in a private lesson, please contact us to schedule a date.

        Go to Art Classes and Nature and Art Journeys pages for details about learning and discovery options.

You will enjoy delving into Katherine's 2-Sided Embroidery and 3-Dimensional Embroidery, too.