Kathi Holzer

     To be honest, I’d never imagined becoming an artist, especially following a long, rewarding career as a physical education teacher and coach. But somehow, after retiring, I discovered a deep love for art and an urge to create it myself. It must have been immediately apparent—my husband happily added onto our outdoor patio and fashioned a studio for me. Painting and drawing became my new passion. I’m now following a path that brings me so much joy and fulfillment. It is truly a new world for me! And I can’t imagine missing a day in that world’s endless possibilities for my art.

     There is so much to learn as a late-blooming, self-taught artist. Inspired by all subjects that somehow involve a connection to the world we live in—especially people and horses—I’m doing my best to make up for lost time. I hope to have many more years on this earth to nurture my craft.

      I love creating texture in my paintings, so I at times incorporate different elements, including objects I’ve found—sand, gravel, twigs, for example—while exploring in nature. Although acrylic paint is my preferred medium, I sometimes also mix charcoal, pencil, and watercolor into my works. I’m exhilarated by bringing to life a painting that makes the viewer want to touch and feel it!  

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
Artist Bio

     Art came late for Kathi as she began painting and drawing in 2019. During this time, she has been a recipient of the Alexa Rose Foundation Scholarship, receiving money to pursue art education and supplies. She has also been accepted into two galleries, both juried shows in Walla Walla, WA at the Combine Art Collective Gallery (January 2022-February 2022) and the Initial Point Gallery in Meridian, ID. (July 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022) Her most recent events include displaying her art at Art and Roses in Julia Davis Park on June 5th as well as Art in the Courtyard sponsored by Gallery Fifty-five in McCall, ID. Kathi was recently juried into BOSCO October 8th and 9th and also has an upcoming gallery appearance at Initial Point Gallery in Meridian for the month of November 2023 with 3 fellow artists debuting their encaustic work as a collective group.

Open Range
Wild Mustangs of Tortolita Mountains