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Artist Kathy Adamo grew up in the heart of historic Nova Scotia amongst the lush foliage of the Annapolis Valley near the Atlantic Ocean. In the late 1970s she moved west, drawn by Alberta’s big skies, wide prairies and snowy peaks. In 1999, Kathy took her first art class at Swinton’s Art Supply and has been painting her oneiric Impressionist landscapes and still lifes ever since. She has said: “I always knew beauty was everywhere, but until I started painting with oils, I didn’t know its depth.” In France, while studying under Mike Svob, Kathy discovered the singular magic of painting en plein air, now her preferred mode of making art.
Locally, Kathy has studied with Erica Neumann, Doug Swinton, Neil Patterson, and Frank Serrano. She has shown pieces in several public and private shows. Kathy shares her passion with others as a painting instructor with The Retired School Teachers Association. She also teaches private lessons in people’s homes, provided they’re good cooks.