For those of you who don’t know me: Although everyone knows me as Kitty, a good old Southern name, my name is actually Katherine Williams. One anagram of that is “Make Art? I will shine!” Knowing nothing as yet about anagrams, I still somehow decided on a career in art when I was about 4 years old. I love my work and wish I had more time every day to spend on it!
I am also interested in old house restoration. I have worked as an artist-technician on several restoration projects and hope to work on more.
I am currently restoring an old (circa 1825) Federal farmhouse in Madison, North Carolina, which was going to be torn down if it wasn’t moved. I am looking forward to uncovering the old paint finishes, which were very brightly colored graining patterns.
I was born in New Jersey on August 3, 1947, but our family moved to Florida where we children grew up spending many weekends walking by the Gulf. Summers were spent at least partly on our grandfather’s farm in Eastern North Carolina, seeing the last of an old way of life, with giant pigs, mule-drawn plows and carts, cotton picked by hand into enormous sacks, and acres of hand made fishing nets hung to dry under trees along Albemarle Sound.
After college at what was then Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg, I helped start and worked at an artist’s cooperative, and traveled to California and other places a few times (everybody did this in the 60′s) and wound up getting my MFA in Textiles from California College of Arts and Crafts.
I have worked and lived primarily in Florida and North Carolina. I have no children and have never married (although I am still open to the possibility). I am a member of Rockingham Friends Meeting, work on my house and in my yard, walk in the woods, and hang out with family and friends. Work with eyes and hands is a wonderful thing. The earth is a glorious, beautiful gift every day. Human love and companionship are beyond price. I see God in these things and within me and feel we are all so blessed! I consider my work a gift from God to people where they live which helps them and me to be our best.
Select paintings of Game Birds especially for B. D. Jeffries Stores in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Atlanta: Powers Ferry Sq., 3736-B Roswell Rd. / (P) 404.231.3004
Charlotte: 720 Governor Morrison St., Ste.E110 / (P) 704.364.4004
The most common game birds in North American include the pheasant, the quail, the grouse, the wild turkey, geese and wild ducks known as mallards.