Kathleen Grant grew up in Stamford, Connecticut . Her love for art started at a young age. After taking numerous art classes in high school she then attended Johnson State College to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Kathleen then found her calling; she wanted to share her love andenthusiasm of art through teaching. At the age of 27 she became a K-8 art teacher. Kathleen found while she worked with the children , they were bringing more inspiration to her art. After teaching for thirty years Kathleen has retired from her teaching career to work as a full time artist and jewelry designer. She resides in the beautiful Green Mountains of Shelburne, Vermont with her husband, Doug and three cats. She also has three beautiful children of her own, Ashley, Kaitlyn, and Nicholas. As an artist, she finds there are no boundaries when sticking to a specific artistic medium. In her paintings, she works in a wide variety of media including: water colors, pen, oil sticks, acrylic paints, colored pencils, and ink sticks. Kathleen’s Jewelry designs specialize in wirework and cold connections (a technique that does not involve the use of heat or flame). She loves to make jewelry with Lake Champlain and Cape Cod beach stones. She also has a passion for upcycling trinkets and vintage treasures to create unique, wearable art. Clay also fits into Kathleen’s eclectic art, mainly focusing on hand building. She enjoys making function pieces including bowls, platters, vases, and garden art. Kathleen loves to create; she also loves to share her passion, and hopes to inspire her viewers, peers, students, friends and family through her art.