Born in Illinois, Kathleen Hill's first love, like so many young girls, was horses. Drawing them was her way of expressing that love. Her father's work transferred the family to California and to one of the most horse populated counties in the state. She began working for a horse trainer and the love affair continued. While working in the barn, she learned about bone and muscle structure as well as the personalities of the horses.
Presently residing in the beautiful Livermore Valley, she feels blessed to be living in an area where there is still a strong ranching community and yearly rodeo. A place where you can leave town in any direction and find country; where cowboy boots and pick up trucks are not just a fashion statement, but a way of life.
Kathleen has been delighting people with portraits of their animals for over twenty years. She works in oils and colored pencil. Whether she is doing a commission or a wildlife piece, she considers it her mission to capture the life essence of every animal she paints.