ABOUT THE ARTIST

web-sized-photo-of-me-tina-mKathleen  McElwaine (1951 – ) I grew up on a small quarter horse ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a full-fledged cowboy as my Dadweb-full-fledge-cowboy-daddy. Much of my childhood was spent sketchbook in hand, in the front seat of a ’54 chevy pickup truckweb-54-chevy-pick-up-truck at the closest calf roping.  Beautiful pastures web-beautiful-pasturesand simple farm life are a major influence on my art and me.

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Contributions to my community:

Early in my career as an artist, I was taught to make donations of art to worthy non-profits. This is just one of the ways that I have turned my art into a service This is a list of a few of these non-profit organizations I support:

Austin Dog Alliance, 1321 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Brookwood in Georgetown, 905 N Church St, Georgetown, TX 78626

Boy & Girls Club of Georgetown, Georgetown, TX 

The Williamson Museum, 716 S Austin, Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Key 2 Free, Austin, Texas

Leander Presbyterian Church, Leander, Texas

Be a Hero – Texas Humane Heroes, 2 locations in Leander, Texas and in Killeen, Texas

Keep The White Space:

Keep The White Space is a Method of learning how to paint with watercolor.

When I teach, I look across the room of people after they have begun to paint. I see peace all around and a quietness we don’t expect with most activities. When you are painting with my Keep The White Space, (KTWS) booklets you are in creative thought. Encouraged to play with water and color, painting lines and shapes, this allows you to loosen up before starting to paint a picture. Giving the opportunity to take our mind off of the cares of this world. Circumstances & worries begin to drift away. Our mind becomes receptive to new ideas, new solutions. Creative time opens the door to find solutions and make decisions. Creative time opens the door to self-nurture and healing. It is productive to learn creative activities. Learn about classes.

Together We Stand