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Kathy Hildebrandt, SCA, ASA, PAC, MPAC, AFCA, PSA, IAPS/MC

Kathy Hildebrandt is an international award winning artist whose primary medium is pastel. She also paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and graphite as well as dabbling in mixed media. Her interest in art began in the mid 1980's but was put on hold while she pursued her Certified Management Accountant designation.

Although she continued to dabble in various artistic endeavors, in 2001 she started to seriously pursue art. Working in water miscible oils, she focused on landscape painting. Soon however she expanded her subject matter to include wildlife, floral and still life. She also took on the challenge of teaching herself to paint in acrylic and watercolor.

It wasn't until she discovere pastels that she felt she had found her medium. While still working in other media, pastels are now her medium of choice. The immediacy of pastels, along with the luscious colors and textures captivated her and allowed he to easily achieve things that she sometimes struggled with in other mediums. She is intrigued by detail and excited by vibrant color. While drawn to many painting styles, realism is where her heart lies. She strives to capture all the details and the likeness of her subjects as she sees them.

Kathy currently teaches in all mediums at Green Palette Art Studio in Calgary. She is a signature member of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), Pastel Artists Canada (PAC), Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA), and the Pastel Society of America (PSA). She is a Master Pastellist with Pastel Artists Canada (MPAC), and has been inducted into the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS/MC) . She is a juried member of the International Guild of Realism and an active member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. She is the Past President and Treasurer of the Calgary Chapter of the FCA,  First Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vice President and Submissions Co-ordinator for Pastel Artists Canada, and the former Membership Chair of the Society of Canadian Artists.

Website: www.kathyhildebrandt.com

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