About Katherine

Born on Cape Cod, Katherine Ann Hartley began her artistic studies at Scottsdale Community College. She then studied privately with John Court in Arizona and in Portugal.

At the recommendation of Court, Hartley moved to New York City to study still life painting with David Leffel at the Art Students League. She rented a studio and remained in N. Y. for ten years before returning to the Cape to continue painting and to eventually begin to teach at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Hartley’s paintings are not attempts at exact renderings of the elements before her. With the use of obvious brush strokes and exposing the delicate under painting, she purposefully stops short of photo realism. Her paintings depict familiar objects that serve to remind us of the beautiful harmonies that can be evoked by simple groupings of every day objects.

She is affiliated with Oil Painters of America, Allied Artist of America and is a life time member of the Art Students League and is the recipient of many awards. She has been featured in Cape Cod life magazine, American Artist and American Art Collector Magazine.

Katherine recently relocated back to Scottsdale, Arizona after twenty five years where she continues to paint.

Solo Exhibitions

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
David Findlay Galleries, New York City

Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Group Exhibitions

2004 – 2017
Hearle Gallery, Chatham, MA

1994 – 2017
Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003 -2016
Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe, VT

2002 – 2014
Hammond & Harkins, Columbus, OH

1994 – 2002
Gardner Colby Gallery, Edgartown, MA & Naples, FL

2003 – 2017
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
(Permanent Collection)

1999 -2007
The David Findlay Galleries, New York City

2002 – 2007
Plympton Collection, Brewster, MA

1994, 1995, 1996
Allied Artists of America, (National Arts Club) New York City

Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT

O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City

Cahoon Museum, Dennis, MA, “Women Creating”

1995 – 1997
Mark Humphrey Gallery, South Hampton, NY & New York City

1992, 1993, 1994
Salmagundi Non-Members Exhibition, New York City

1993 – 2001
Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA

Millbrook Gallery, Millbrook NY

1992 – 1994
Taos Fine Arts, Taos, NM

1992 – 1997
Vail Fine Arts, Vail, CO

1992 – 1997
Beaver Creek Fine Arts, Beaver Creek, CO

1992 – 1993
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition, New York City