The commemorative portrait of outgoing Stevenson University president Keven J. Manning was unveiled at a ceremony dedicating the Kevin J. Manning Academic Center. The portrait will hang in the foyer of the center right inside the front doors. Dr. Manning retired after a tenure of sixteen years at the university where he oversaw the transition from Villa Julie College to Stevenson University doubling enrollment and the size of the campus. Go Mustangs!
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displayed in their homes.
Teri Jones – Tempe, Arizona
“The portraits Katherine has painted for us have become a focal point in our home and will always be treasured heirlooms. They capture a moment in time that we will always remember.”
Kirsten Boyd – Richmond, Virginia
“We are so pleased with our portrait. The likeness is exact. Katie captured our daughter perfectly, especially in her smile and the twinkle in her eye. It was a pleasure to work with her on this and the end product is exactly what we had hoped for.”
Kelly Johnson – Middleburg, Virginia
“I love looking at the portrait of Olivia Jane when she was four. Katherine captured a precious moment that I love. They grow so quickly, it is wonderful to have that cherished time captured for us to remember.”
Carolyn Wescott – Baltimore, Maryland
“The portrait captured not only the stately, Honorable Alfred L. Brennan Sr., but also the mischievous twinkle in his eye… that poker face we all know so well!”
Published in The Advocate, newsletter of the Baltimore County Bar Association.
How it works
The first step is to arrange for a consultation meeting where we’ll discuss all aspects of the portrait: pose, mood, setting, clothing, lighting,and other details, as well as the size of the portrait and where it might be displayed. As we talk about ideas for the composition, I will develop an understanding of what you have in mind, and together we will decide how to proceed.
I like to meet and spend time with my subjects, and take 50-100+ photographs in several settings and lighting situations. During the photo session, I learn more about the spirit and personality of the subject, and the composition starts to take shape. You are encouraged to share your ideas and thoughts at all stages of the process.
We review the photos together, either in person or by telephone, and make choices about the final design and details. Then I begin working on the portrait in my studio, using the finest quality materials, to create a portrait you’ll cherish for a lifetime, and which will last for generations.
I will ship the portrait, or deliver it personally, and make any necessary refinements and finishing touches.
Occasionally, someone has a favorite photo they’d like me to work from. I am always willing to accommodate special requests, however the quality of the finished portrait depends greatly on the quality of the photos provided. In the case of memorial portraits, I will work from any photos you provide.
I find the collaboration with my clients to be the most rewarding part of creating a portrait, and I do whatever I can to make it a meaningful and enjoyable experience for you.
I look forward to working with you!
Please contact the artist for specific pricing information.
Katherine Meredith is an accomplished portrait artist who has been painting portraits professionally for over twenty five years. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and and accredited member of The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.
Her style draws from realism and impressionism to create a superb likeness within a gracefully composed painting. “I see the beauty and unique spirit of each subject and strive to capture that in paint -using light, color, composition, and texture, to create the right feeling and mood. I especially enjoy the collaboration between artist and client. I like to make the whole portrait experience memorable and meaningful.”
She started drawing at the age of three, specializing in portraits of family members. In 1976, she got her first big break when she won Kellogg’s “Stick up for Breakfast ” contest, for which the prize was” five dollars a week allowance for a whole year!” (It was not spent wisely.)
A native of Baltimore, MD, she is a graduate of New York University and has lived in New York and California. During her years in Los Angeles, Katherine worked as a textile designer, storyboard artist, muralist, set painter for theatre and film, and provided paintings for the set decoration of the “Paris” Casino in Las Vegas. Her mural work has appeared in Vibe and InStyle magazines. These experiences in other areas of art inform and enhance her portraiture.
Katherine also teaches art in her home studio and enjoys working with children as well as adults.
She continues to study painting and attends workshops with masters in the field of portraiture.
In my work with young students, I have developed lessons that teach important foundation skills to beginning artists. We are creating podcasts of the most popular lessons and will offer them as videos on the web. Students will be able to draw and paint along with the video, and practice these skills at home.
We’ll keep you posted!
Partners is a series of portraits of gay and lesbian couples. I created 13 paintings, and with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, was able to exhibit the series in 5 shows in Maryland between 2011 and 2013.
Click to see the portraits and press links and read more about the project.