Kathleen Rhee is an Australian artist born in Brisbane city, now living and working on the Gold Coast. With a passion for working on large-scale abstract paintings her beautifully calming works are inspired by the country’s picturesque natural environment. Kathleen’s pieces bring the outdoors indoors, with her gentle pinks, deep blues and turquoise greens adding a sense of peace to people’s lives. Kathleen has a deep connection to mother nature and can only explain her practice as a need to paint everyday, expressing impressions, feelings and experiences in her daily life. Rhee’s personal style has an atmospheric, powerful, mesmerising touch that she achieves by using subtle colour and depth.
Kathleen's studies in Australia include art history, drawing and painting at Brisbane Institute of Art and Portrait & Figure Painting at ANU Art School Canberra. She studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City where she lived and worked before moving home to Australia where she now resides with her husband and children. On her return to Australia she studied art therapy, working in the Canberra community for over 10 year. Kathleen’s paintings are collected worldwide, residing in private collections in 14 countries, is a prize finalist, with her work also featured on national television The Block home renovation series in 2019, 2020 and was accepted to Artist-in-Residence at Château d’Orquevaux, France 2020.