Kathleen Maurer has lived in Fernandina Beach since 1979. After graduating from Florida State College in Jacksonville as a Licensed Practical Nurse she returned to her life’s interest, painting.
She attended Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, prior to moving to Amelia Island. She is a member of the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and The Island Art Association, Fernandina Beach, where she served as Gallery Director and Board Member. She was active in forming the Grants Committee and was instrumental in changing their policy to allow the Associate Members to exhibit their art.
As Publicity Director, Kathleen was responsible for the Association’s Newsletter and served on the Patron’s Committee. Since becoming an Associate Member, she often travels to France where she has received instructions at The Association des Beaux-Arts de Cannes. She is a previous member of The Glynn Art Association, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, and P.A.S.T.A. (St. Augustine, FL).
Maurer has won numerous awards at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and The Elderhostel exhibit. This award-winning artist has sold to private collectors throughout the United States and Europe.
Kathleen currently teaches Acrylic Painting, sharing her many years of knowledge and introducing beginner’s to the medium. Her inspirational manner of teaching motivates her students to return, having learned a wealth of information and new ideas to continue various techniques in acrylic painting.