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Kathleen Lack

  • 17 Terry Cir, Novato, CA 94947, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Portrait commissions are my main focus. They are always challenging and enjoyable. Besides the facial characteristics, representing the recognizable body language of my subjects is, I believe, key to making the best possible likeness. Face, body, aura. Please give me a call if you are interested in having your portrait painted @ 415-246-2541 or email me at The process involves initially getting together to discuss your ideas for the portrait. I prefer to work directly from the subject, although most people don’t have the time to sit (20 minute increments of time x 2-3 hours per sitting), as opposed to having a photo shoot. Either way works for me. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aside from doing portraits, I love painting ballet scenes, western scenes, and various other genres that you can view on my website:


I studied at San Jose State University.  Beyond getting married and raising a family – I studied at the College of Marin for many years.  With many other students under Kent Rupp’s tutelege, we formed a group that exhibited in numerous venues and eventually formed what is now MarinMOCA.  I have been teaching “The Portrait and the Figure” class at MarinMOCA for the past 20 or so years.  I have also been teaching at the Novato Unified School Districts 4th and 5th grades under MarinMOCA’s Arts Enrichment Program.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Pastel, Drawing, Ceramics

Studio Information

Building Name

Home Studio

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Home + Upstairs Studio Gallery…….possible outdoor venue under tent.

COVID Precautions

Contact Information

Artist Full Name

(415) 246-2541

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Falkirk Group exhibition:  “Women Painting Women”2020

MarinMOCA:  “Art Imitating Life” 2020

Corte Madera Invitational Small Works Art Exhibit 2021

Elegance Hamilton Hill “Paintings of the Ballet”  2022

Falkirk Annual Fall Exhibit 2013, “Claudia in White”, Andrea Schwartz Juror


International Artist Magazine, Aug/Sept 2016. Pg. 50 “View from the Top” article

Portraits of the Ballet, self published book  2010  


First place award @ Marin County Fair for “Dancer’s Dreams 2018

MarinMOCA Innerscapes: Merit Award “Dancer’s Dreams”, 2018

Effie Belle Bowie Memorial Award, 2000 – NLAPW’s 40th National Biennial Art Exhibit, George Mason Universary, Arlington, Virginia

Best of Show in Sumner Museum, Wash. D.C. NLAPW (National League of American Pen Women) National           Competition in May, 1996 for “The Flutist”



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