Kathleen Secrest, abstracts and landscapes paintings

Kathleen Secrest “A Break in the Storm” framed 27” x 27” Soft Pastel  SOLD

Kathleen Secrest, known for her colorful abstract pastels.

Please contact the Matzke Gallery for purchase, 360-387-2759 or email matzke@camano.net.

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Kathleen Secrest “Watch the Branches Sway” framed 27” x 27” Soft Pastel $1200

Kathleen Secrest “The Pleasure of Watching Water” 22” x 22” Unframed Soft Pastel $600

Kathleen Secrest
Below the Surface
27” x 27” 
Soft Pastel  
$1200
Kathleen Secrest
At the Top of the Hill
framed 19” x 19”
Soft Pastel
$800
Kathleen Secrest
Aurora
framed 19” x 19”
Soft Pastel
$300
Kathleen Secrest
Frozen
Soft Pastel
19” x 19” 
$800
Kathleen Secrest
On the Brighter Side
Soft Pastel
27” x 27” 
$1200 SOLD
Kathleen Secrest
Distant Sand
Soft Pastel
19” x 19” 
$800
Kathleen Secrest
Sunspot
Soft Pastel
19” x 19” 
$800
Kathleen Secrest
Unexplored Seas
Soft Pastel
25” x 25” 
$1100
Kathleen Secrest
Floating in a Deep Blue Pool
30” x 30“
Oil and Cold Wax on canvas
$950
Kathleen Secrest
Green Opening
framed 27”x 27”
Soft Pastel
$1200
Kathleen Secrest
Looking through the Window
at a Fine Spring Day
framed 19” x 19”
Soft Pastel
$800
Kathleen Secrest
Re-emerging #1
20” x 20“
Mixed Media, Oil and
Cold Wax on Canvas
$750
Kathleen Secrest
Re-emerging #2
20” x 20“
Mixed Media, Oil and
Cold Wax on Canvas
$750
Kathleen Secrest
Red Sail
framed 12” x 12”
Soft Pastel
$300
Kathleen Secrest
Rocky Shore
framed 15” x 15”
Soft Pastel
$450 SOLD
Kathleen Secrest
Scattered Patterns
framed 30” x 30”
Soft Pastel
$1300
Kathleen Secrest
Twlight
36” x 36“”
Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas
$1500
Kathleen Secrest
Just a Passing Storm
framed 30” x 30”
Soft Pastel
$1300
Kathleen Secrest
Light on the Horizon
framed 19” x 19”
Soft Pastel
$800 SOLD
Kathleen Secrest
Backlit Clouds
framed 17” x 17”
Soft Pastel
$550
Kathleen Secrest
Sunset from the Island 
Soft Pastel
19” x 24” 
$900
Kathleen Secrest
A Sliver of Sunset
Soft Pastel
19” x 19” 
$550
Kathleen Secrest
Looking Toward the Olympics 
Soft Pastel
19” x 19” 
$550
Kathleen Secrest  “Night and Day” Soft Pastel  27”H x 27”W  SOLD
Kathleen Secrest “Tide Pools” 18 x 18 oil & cold wax $475
Kathleen Secrest “Filling the Spaces Within” 20 x 20 oil & cold wax $600
Kathleen Secrest “I Remember a River” 20 x 20 oil & cold wax SOLD
Kathleen Secrest “Low Tide Beach Walk” 20 x 20 oil & cold wax $600 SOLD

My paintings are the expression of my belief in the importance of having personal interactions with the natural world. For me, the act of painting is the act of observing and responding to not only what is before my eyes, but also to the feelings that arise from those interactions.
Since I believe the environmental problems we face today have been intensified by a lessoning of our culture’s connection to and respect for the natural world, I seek to engage people in thinking about nature. Through abstraction, I hope to encourage them to think about our connection to water, sunlight and other elements of the environment beyond the limits of a representational scene.
Working from nature reminds me this place is one organism, everything connected.
I paint as a way of honoring the organism and the natural beauty around me.
Kathleen has been a painter for more than 30 years. Working in both oil and pastel she has received regional and national awards. She is a signature member of both the Northwest Pastel Society, and the Pastel Society of America, and a juried member of Women Painters of Washington. Her paintings have been exhibited on the east coast in New York and New Hampshire as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest in both group and solo exhibits.
Working for the more than 20 years as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator she has been honored with national, regional and local awards. As Art Director for the University of New Hampshire, she received several CASE awards and as a graphic designer she received several local and regional ADDY Awards.