I finished painting Calm Before the Snow, watercolor, 11" x 4", celebrating the 2020 Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area canoe trip with my daughter, where we went in wearing shorts and came out with ice coating our canoe and paddles.
My watercolor Beginnings and Landings: Kathleen Nesser Lt. Col. Ret. USAF, is awarded Second Place at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition.
The Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators awards me their 2018-19 Writer's Mentorship. Under the brilliant mentorship of award-winning author Cynthia Surrisi, I write and illustrate the middle grade mystery, The Sketchbook Solution, a story about 13-year-old Amber who uses her sketchbook and the help of two friends to uncover why paintings by female artists had been stolen from the world's great art museums.
My 14 paintings for the picture book, Child of Wonder are on display at Brunswick United Methodist Church starting on January 2019.
My picture book Child of Wonder is published by GIA Publications. Read more at the book's website.
My watercolor painting Child of Wonder is awarded an Honorable Mention at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition.
My 14 paintings for the picture book, Child of Wonder are on display at Mayflower Church (106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis) for two months starting on February 16, 2018.