Award-winning artist, Katherine Uitz, is known for her paintings in watercolor and oils as well as her graphite drawings. Her artwork can be found in collections in Austria, Sweden, Japan, England and the United States. In 1996 she earned the coveted grand prize award in the Arts for the Parks competition for her painting of Yellowstone's Minerva Terrace. She received recognition in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines and was named one of five emerging artists by Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah. Katherine's accomplishments include winning entry into juried shows such as Greenhouse Gallery's Salon International, The American Plains Artists annual Show and The Bosque Conservatory annual show.
Katherine has studied under renowned artists Scott Christensen, Dan Gerhartz, Bruce Greene, Martin Grelle and George Hallmark. When not painting or drawing, she is teaching workshops and art classes. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Plains Artists.
Katherine paints a variety of subject matter including figurative, landscapes, western scenes and wildlife. "I endeavor to create paintings that draw the viewer in," she says, "Light Fascinates me with the effect it has on the whole mood of a painting. I hope my paintings invoke good feelings in the viewer. I hope he or she feels a sense of calm, intrigue, inspiration or connectedness in some way."
British-born Katherine grew up in a small Texas town and attended Texas A&M and the University of Texas. After graduation in 1989, she moved to Austria where she lived for seven years. During this time she traveled to France, England, Italy and Greece. Katherine now resides in the Austin, Texas area.