Kathi Nordone started sketching portraits when she was 13, first pencil, years later Pen, Paintings and Murals, Tapestry dance Company. She worked as a Sign Artist at a grocery store, winning awards and singing on fruit crates "She's a GOOD'n" KVET said. Soon creating a line of Greeting Cards from Angels sent from her father in NYC.
She sang at Amy's Ice cream on Tuesdays and sold her Angel T-shirts. First dancer got her nights pay - one ice cream.
Her cards were inspired by Angel prints sent from her, far away father, She would sketch them. Her first buyers were Wheatsville Coop, Whole foods, The Cadeau et. al. Kathi moved to NYC in 1992 with an Angel musician postcard in her suitcase, for beauty and inspiration. A miracle happened on 26th & 6th street Chelsea Street Market Angel of Forgiveness.
The next day she was invited to show at The Jacob Javitt's Convention Center with Tarkay. Kathi moved back to Austin to perform at KUT with John Aielli and record Angel of Forgiveness, (Dougherty Arts Center) She taught Color Theory at Austin Community College, and started her own Home Portrait Business.
Eventually moving to Maine, where her Angel winged cards gave way to intimate portraits of the humble songbird Cheering, followed by a series of whimsical ink images "A few of my Favorite things".
Currently her paintings are for sale at River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta Maine.
Kathi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas. Her work has shown at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City, Texas Carved Stone in Florence, Texas, Image gallery Austin, Pemaquid Gallery Bristol Maine & currently at River Arts Gallery Damariscotta, Maine.
In Austin, Kathi was interviewed by John Aielli KUT, written about by the Austin American Statesman by Michael Barnes and been played on air at KGSR and WFUV radio stations.
Art Shows ( See last page Gallery)