Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana with a major in drawing, printmaking and oil painting. Further graduate and continuing education studies in art education, painting/printmaking, graphic design/digital production and photography gave her a firm foundation in both graphics and fine art. Kathryn Fehlig has been drawing and painting for many years. In college her passion was large abstract oil paintings but she has evolved towards a more representational style using pastels and acrylics. She is also an excellent draftsman working in pencil, ink and charcoal. Because of her love of animals and years of experience as a horse trainer, rider and showman, she enjoys drawing and painting horses and dogs. Landscapes in pastel and acrylic (in 2013 Kathryn began working with acrylics) are her primary creative motivation and she paints "plein air" whenever Montana weather permits.
She studied with landscape pastel artist Colleen Howe in 2005 and received a Montana Arts Council Professional Development Grant in 2006 to study with master pastelist Richard McKinley whom she also studied with in 2008. Kathryn also studied figure painting with both Dawn Emerson in 2010 and with Carolyn Anderson in 2012 and 2013. Kathryn has had one-man shows in Indiana, Missouri and Montana . Her work has won top awards and has been shown in juried group shows in Montana, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico and Idaho. She has been invited to participate in The Russell auction in Great Falls, MT, the Holter Museum annual auction and the Waterworks Art Museum auction in Miles City, MT.
Her paintings and drawings are in museums and many private collections. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society, a member of the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies and the Art Center of Helena. Her work can be regularly seen at her home/studio, Birds & Beasleys Gallery in Helena, and Latigo & Lace Gallery, Augusta, Montana. She occasionally shows paintings with the Art Center group at Dan's Fireside Coffee and currently has two pieces exhibited at Lattes & Sundaes in Helena.