The Violet Fern Art Studio and Garden is a homespun "grass roots gallery" surrounded by gardens tucked away in the small Village of Clayton, NY along the St. Lawrence River. Fine art originals and prints framed and unframed, greeting cards, pillows, tote bags are for sale as well as plants and seeds for the garden. Personal garden tours are also given when in season.
Meet Kathy, the artist and master gardener behind The Violet Fern Art Studio & Garden who has a passion for waterCOLOR, wildlife/habitat gardening, plant-based (Vegan) food, and all things "earthy."
Her artwork is a fusion of texture and color envisioned in nature — tangle of leaves, bark of a tree, birds of a feather, scales of insect, flesh of fruit or vegetable — and in objects with history — old fishing lures, rusty boats, worn copper pots.
She works and creates from a little but efficient office/studio (pictured top and middle right), gallery (pictured bottom right) and from her outside garden office/canvas (view garden here).
She knows a few things about Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign having been employed as a graphic designer for nearly 20 years in a past life. Using this software knowledge in conjunction with watercolor, she has published two children's books in collaboration with a local author. Please enjoy her monthly hand drawn coloring pages! She knows deadlines, detail and dedication. She knows soil, native and traditional perennials, and vegetables.
It's easy to connect! Use the short form option if you have a project to pitch, would like to commission a painting, or schedule a garden tour:
the short form
Just a note, she prefers to be contacted by email.
Office / Studio Space
Where Kathy Paints