Artist’s Biography for Kathie Baeuerlin
She has always had an interest in art -- to create it, and an appreciation of much of
it. She graduated with a BA in Art HIstory from Rollins College in 1968. After marrying husband Dick, they moved to where his career took them. They lived in Cincinnati; Corinth, MS; near Chicago,
IL; and lastly in Columbus, MS for the past 27 years.
After their three children were somewhat grown, she began to take art classes at MUW. It was an ideal
place, being a small school with an excellent group of art professors. She took ceramics, photography, design classes, fiber arts, and settled down in the printmaking dept. with Prof. Nawrocki.
She enjoyed the challenge of collagraph prints, which are large and colorful, but not particularly detailed. Alex Stelios-Wills was her final professor for oil painting, and she learned much under
him-- he challenged approaches and stretched her as an artist.
A number of works were included in the MUW undergraduate shows. There were works in the statewide
collegiate competitions as well as paintings at the Meridian Bi-State competition. She’s contributed to the RAC for various shows and made donations of art for charity fundraisers.
Normally she takes photos of nature scenes, landscapes, or people that catch her eye and proceeds from
there. Colors and composition will alway change somewhat, but it helps to start with an idea, go with a drawing, and then the final work. The latest works have been small colored pencil drawings
since there is easy cleanup and no chemicals involved. She also works in small to medium oil paintings and has recently joined Studio 206.