Kathleen has degrees in both Fashion Design and Graphic Design from The Art Institute. She has been teaching art since 1998 and has been teaching at SSVA since 2007. Her passion is working with natural fibers and upcycled materials. Her art has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Haute Handbags magazine, GreenCraft Magazine, Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, Jewelry Affaire Magazine, and Willow & Sage Magazine. She recently showed her purses and Citra Art necklaces at the Floyd Artists Association from October 2018-January 2019. She currently resides in Ararat, Virginia where she is an at home care giver and a freelance designer and artist.