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Kathy Rees Johnson
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Attended University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art and Architecture and the University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts
Lives in Lexington, KY
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Connecting the Ionian mode with the Root chakra
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It is All Coming Together
Brackets for our newly-covered entryway. Designed by Graham Pohl of Pohl Rosa Pohl and built by Montgomery Construction      We have a house project happening right now and it is providing appropriate visuals for my current thinking about work/creativity an...
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a little music with that...
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My new exhibit up at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Looking back on 20 years:  Echo, 14 x 22", watercolor/pastel on paper Recollection paintings by Kathy Rees Johnson MS Rezny Studio/Gallery 903 Manchester Street Distillery District Lexington, Kentucky 7-7-15 to 8-8-15 Recol...
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Iconic Ionian
Iconic Ionian, 7 x 5", watercolor/Neocolor II      And the first shall be last. The Ionian Mode is the basis for the other six modes. It is the fundamental C Major. Joanna Mell, in her book Modal Musings  calls the Ionian Mode neutral. Perhaps that it why I...
Iconic Ionian, 7 x 5", watercolor/Neocolor II      And the first shall be last. The Ionian Mode is the basis for the other six modes. It is the fundamental C Major. Joanna Mell, in her book Modal Musings calls the Ionian Mode...
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Lent in the Aeolian Mode
Aeolian Arch, 7 x 5", watercolor/Neocolor II Every Lent, I like to read The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett, preferably reading from the worn copy that belonged to my mother and still has her special page marker attached. The Secret Garden  is the...
Aeolian Arch, 7 x 5", watercolor/Neocolor II Every Lent, I like to read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, preferably reading from the worn copy that belonged to my mother and still has her special page marker atta...
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Ionian Roots
Ionian Roots,  5 x 7", watercolor and Neocolor II One of the outcomes of studying to become a healthcare musician is that I am seeing connections that I had never noticed before. The world seems to favor certain patterns and in their beauty, repeats them ov...
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Beautiful story
A harpist makes it her mission to use the strains of beautiful music to ease the strain of the final days for the dying and their loved ones.
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Art a la Mode
Iconic Ionian In the Dorian Wood Phrygian Fire and Depth Lydian Lark Mellifluous Mixolydian Lent in Aeolian Mode Lunar Locrian      On Friday, July 17, 2015 my exhibit, Recollection  will have its opening reception in conjunction with Lexington's Gallery Ho...
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Recollecting Twenty Years of Painting
Looking back on 20 years:   Echo, 14 x 22", watercolor/pastel on paper Recollection paintings by Kathy Rees Johnson MS Rezny Studio/Gallery 903 Manchester Street Distillery District Lexington, Kentucky 7-7-15 to 8-8-15 Recollection is my DIY retrospective e...
Looking back on 20 years:  Echo, 14 x 22", watercolor/pastel on paper Recollection paintings by Kathy Rees Johnson MS Rezny Studio/Gallery 903 Manchester Street Distillery District Lexington, Kentucky 7-7-15 to 8-8-15 Recol...
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Lunar Locrian
Lunar Locrian, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II    The Locrian Mode is the last of the seven modes, and it is the most "unsettling" as Joanna Mell observes in her book, Modal Musings. The obvious reason is that it begins with a half-step. To me, the Locrian M...
Lunar Locrian, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II    The Locrian Mode is the last of the seven modes, and it is the most "unsettling" as Joanna Mell observes in her book, Modal Musings. The obvious reason is that it begins with a...
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Mellifluous Mixolydian
Mellifluous Mixolydian, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II       When the thought first came to mind to pursue some sort of harp therapy training, I looked into a book by Kay Gardner, Sounding the Inner Landscape.   One of the things she considers in this volum...
Mellifluous Mixolydian, 5 x 7", watercolor/Neocolor II       When the thought first came to mind to pursue some sort of harp therapy training, I looked into a book by Kay Gardner, Sounding the Inner Landscape.  One of the thi...
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Artist. My work is on display at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Skills
Painting with watercolor/pastel, acrylic and mixed media. Predominantly landscapes, but also figurative art.
Employment
  • self
    Artist and Teacher, 1995 - present
    From time to time, I teach classes and workshops: Experimenting with Watercolor & Pastel (a 4-session class) and One-Day Wonder Workshop (also using watercolor & Pastel) Information on upcoming classes will be posted on my blog
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Lexington, KY
Previously
Lexington, KY
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Everyday Wonders
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Standing in the woods, I am surrounded by companionable complexity. There are layers and layers of life, seen and unseen; known and unknown. And yet, much of life is bound by order and repeated pattern.  My art work celebrates that sweet spot between chaos and order. In fact, it is created through a bit of chaos and order, made possible by mixing media: watercolor and pastel, and acrylic and oil pastel. You may see my work at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester Street, in Lexington, Kentucky's Distillery District (msrezny.com).  

     I enjoy sharing my ideas about life and art by teaching. My objective is to help others develop their own visual vocabularies; reliably creating the work they want to create.  I offer classes and workshops using watercolor and pastel. The timing of classes and  workshops is responsive to demand, and located at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery.  I will post information on upcoming classes and workshops on this blog. You may email me: kathyreesjohnson@gmail.com

  

     

    

Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art and Architecture and the University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts
    Design, 1973 - 1975
  • University of Kentucky
    Art History, 1975 - 1977
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Female
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