Kathy Deggendorfer lives on a cattle and hay ranch just outside of Sisters, Oregon on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Her studio is in Sisters at Sisters Art Works.
Inspired by the color and texture of her surroundings her vibrant and colorful watercolor paintings are whimsical representations of ranch life. Magpies snacking on the cat food and mule deer grazing on the petunias all end up as models in her paintings.
Kathy’s paintings are often referred to as “Painter’s Quilts”. Kathy was chosen to create the 2007, 2011 and 2012 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Poster and has a line of quilting fabrics from In The Beginning Fabrics.
Rich with color and pattern, Kathy’s work is collected throughout the Pacific Northwest and is featured on clothing by Columbia Sportswear. She has work in the permanent collections at Roberts Field Municipal Airport in Redmond, Oregon and at Brasada Ranch Resort, just to name a few. In 2008 Kathy was selected to create the Oregon State Ornament for the White House Christmas Tree and in 2009 was a covered on Oregon Art Beat. Her image “Coming Home” was featured as the cover of the 2010 OPB calendar.
Kathy has a line of custom tiles and tile murals done in collaboration with Kibak Tile in Sisters, Oregon. She just finished an installation for Peace Health St. Johns Medical Center in Longview, Washington and is currently working on a 24′ mural to be installed at the new Cancer Center at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.
Kathy is also working on a project about Oregon Special Farms—artist meets artisan farmer. She has travelled the state of Oregon visiting working farms, fisheries, orchards, vineyards, and ranches documenting through an artist’s eye what makes Oregon such a special place for food production. She is honored to showcase this work in a one woman show at the High Desert Museum, Bend Oregon, beginning in August of 2014.
Check out Kathy Deggendorfer’s website to see more of her work