Sunday, May 13, 2012

"NEW ENGLAND HARBOR" Kathryn Morris Trotter

New England Harbor, oil painting of boats, harbor scene, kathryn morris trotter,, kathryn trotter atlanta, sail boat painting

24x24" oil on canvas 
Kathryn Morris Trotter

What a fun commission piece to work on!  This was a piece for the wife of a husband who loves to sail. They live in New York, but they travel to Long Island in the summers.  She surprised him for his birthday with this...what a great wife.  The excitement I had when painting this piece is ineffable.  I loved every second of the process!! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"SOIREE" by Kathryn Morris Trotter

fashion paintings, fashion ladies, fashion ladies with umbrellas, figurative paintings, umbrella ladies, kathryn morris trotter,

24x24" oil on canvas
by Kathryn Morris Trotter

       This was a commission piece for a couple who wanted to surprise their daughter for her 21st birthday! How fabulous to start an original art collection at the age of 21!!  Coincidentally, we have the same serendipitous! The only request is that I slip their daughter into the painting;0!

       This painting was based off of another painting of min that sold a few months ago.   These days, almost 100% of my commission work is based off of paintings that have sold.  As the artist, I don't mind doing something that is similar, but I have to be able to have creative reign and make changes that need to happen as I see fit.   As far as my fashion ladies are concerned, I have to be able to dress them according to the personality of each lady, and it would be an absolute faux pas for my ladies to ever show up in the same dress for a social occasion...hence, you will see some of the same ladies make their way into different paintings but never donned in the same dress.  They have a plethora of dresses, gowns, and outfits to choose from when it comes to a special soiree.  Cheers!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Available at The Art House Atlanta

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cul de sac and the Dogwood

Another wonderful weekend. Looking forward to my first outside class with John Guernesy next Saturday. In the meantime, did this on Saturday afternoon at the end of my driveway

Friday, April 1, 2011

3/26/11 Montain Park —Wisterea Hysteria

Funny name for a very placid painting. Painted at Mountain Park Lake just north of Hwy 92 last Sunday. It was very gray that day but worked well in this little gem. 12 x 16" oil. I'll try to post some more—none quite as fresh as this though. Taking a class starting this Saturday at the Cobb/Marietta Museum —hope to meet some fellow Plein-airs. Cheers—it's cocktail time.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Play Ball!

Play Ball!
Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amaryllis Fest

9 x 12, pastel This painting was done from a beautiful plant my friend gave me in early December. It is on it's second blooming. Truly a bionic plant! I decided to have fun with color on this.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Spring Morning"

"Spring Morning"
18x24" oil on canvas
by Kathryn Morris Trotter

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Apple a Day

"An Apple a Day" by Donna Thomas available at the Art House Atlanta Gallery for $250.00.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Still Life with Pumpkin

"Still Life with Pumpkin" by Melvin Toledo

7" x 5"

Oil on Canvas

This is part of my recent "Small Works" series and is currently for sale through October 20th in my ebay shop. I am a new painter to the Atlanta area and would love to hear from other artists in the area. More of my works are showcased at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


by Kathryn Morris Trotter
oil on canvas

After many hours spent in the studio on bird paintings, these sunflowers were calling my name. So finally I acquiesced, and I loved every minute of painting these colorful flowers. This painting truly makes me happy, and every time I see it I am reminded that I must paint what inspires me!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Dancing in the Rain 1,2, 3"

"Dancing in the Rain 1 (above)"
oil on canvas
9x12" SOLD
"Dancing in the Rain 2 (Red dress)"
oil on canvas
"Dancing in the Rain 3 (turquoise cape)"
oil on canvas
By Kathryn Morris Trotter
To see these paintngs, please stop by Anne Irwin Fine runs through Labor Day!
These were so much fun to paint! I really can't get enough of painting these pretty ladies. Many times my fashion pieces are born out of a need to design beautiful dresses, which satisfies the desire I once had of being a fashion designer.
The best part about designing these ensembles is that I don't have to figure out how to actually construct them!! I can dream away!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Antique Vase"

"Antique Vase"
oil on canvas
Kathryn Trotter

"Wing Haven"

GGreen has been my inspiration in the past week....all greens...icy and cool, warm and deep. When paired next to each other they create a vibrant look.
"Wing Haven"
oil on canvas
artist: Kathryn Morris Trotter

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Cardinal Salute"

Artist: Kathryn Morris Trotter

This was a recent commission that was really exciting to paint. Inspired by nature's beauty, birds continue to intrigue me with their personalities.


Thursday, May 20, 2010


10x14" oil on panel
Artist: Kathryn Morris Trotter

My recent trip to Istanbul was filled with colorful inspiration from this "old world" city. These were merchants in a hidden courtyard at the Grand Bizarre. This scene evokes a sense of appreciation of how artisans were in times past. There was a sense of pride, attention to detail, and a thoughtfulness that has not been compromised in the old cities of Europe.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Artist: Kathryn Morris Trotter
oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"New England Winter"

I could not resist painting this scene! First of all, I am obsessed with birds to put it mildly, and secondly, the colors of the snow were so yummy...the subtle lavenders, pinks, blues, and icy whites that are reflected after a heavy snowfall are quite heavenly.
"New England Winter"
Artist: Kathryn Morris Trotter
20x30" oil on canvas

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Yellow Dress"

"Yellow Dress" by Kathryn Morris Trotter
oil on canvas

I continue to be inspired by the elegance that women exude, particularly in the generations proceeding us. Curiosity of these women is evoked as I look at old photos of how women my age used to be..for instance, my grandmother in her prime. It was the way they dressed, how they carried themselves, and the roles they were most know for that makes them so captivating.

My inspiration and background in fashion design coupled with my affinity for anything vintage allows my painting to emerge with excitement as I live vicariously through these women.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Portrait Society of Atlanta

The Gallery at Paper Mill Village will host The Portrait Society of Atlanta's 2010 Spring Juried Exhibiotn with a reception this Saturday from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 255 Village Parkway Sute, 320, Marietta, GA 30067

Hydrangeas - Donna Thomas

Hyrdrangeas, palette knife oil on Russian yarka canvas...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


"Pink Roses", 16 x 20 palette knife oil on Russian Yarka.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Katherine at the Beach

Oil on canvas. 5 x 7".
Katherine at the Beach, by Marlis Cornett

I am excited to be part of this group. Thank you for hosting this for Atlanta artists! I work in several different mediums, so please stop by my blog to see more.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Beach Boys, Cathy Groome, 1 x 14, $200


Reflection, Treacy Shaw, Oil, 28 x 22, $1100, brush and palette knife.

Friday, March 19, 2010

DEER - Donna Thomas

"Deer", Donna Thomas, 20 x 24, $800, oil and tempera.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cow - Donna Thomas

Cow, 20 x 20, oil and tempera, $850
Part of a new tonal series by Donna Thomas.

The Rose

The Rose, 20 x 24, oil palette knife. Donna Thomas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Song Birds" oil on canvas

I am so inspired by colorful songbirds. These panels remind me of painted fabric and are perfect for spring's arrival!!
Kathryn Morris Trotter
12x48" each, sold as set

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Lunch in Paris"

"Lunch in Paris" oil on canvas 20 x30
by Kathryn Trotter
Atlanta, Georgia

Inspired by the women of Paris...oh what would it be like if I were a Parisian woman? The sophistication and elegance of a French woman donned in her best at high noon strikes our curiosity to wonder...where is the woman going, what does she do all day, and what has life been like in her shoes?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Bird Haven" and "Bird Watch"

Kathryn Morris Trotter
These paintings demonstrate my anticipation of SPRING as well as my love for textile design...
"BIRD HAVEN" 20X30 oil on canvas
"BIRD WATCH" 20X30" oil on canvas

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Dames de Paris"

"Dames de Paris" oil on canvas 24x36" SOLD
This piece was inspired by Kathryn Trotter's background in fashion design as well as her travels abroad. The intentional color placement coupled witht the thick impasto application, allows the colors and the excitement of this moment vibrate through the canvas. Any lady would love to be going to this luncheon....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Painting by Marta L. Suarez

"Resting under the Flamboyan Tree" was accepted into the National League of American Pen Women, “REFLECTIOSNS” a Juried Exhibition, Celebrating Georgia Women Artist. It's an honor to have this painting in an exhibition with outstanding artists from all over Georgia. Come join me for the opening reception this Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm, at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art - 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta GA 30060- Show will run through March 13th.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


"Moving Forward", 24 x 20 oil on canvas by Donna Thomas, for sale at The David Gallery, $2500.

Fiona K. Lau - Pastel

Pastel No. 14
Pastel on Paper
19" x 12.5"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Thursday Art Stroll - Autumn Nights

Nov. 5, 6:00 to 9:00pm Autumn Nights:
First Thursday Art Stroll
TULA Art Center
75 Bennett Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Bennett Street is an unassuming side street tucked away off of Peachtree Road in Buckhead and is home to one of the hidden treasures of Atlanta‐‐‐TULA Art Center and MOCA GA. Once a thriving warehouse district, TULA was transformed into a gallery and studio complex in the early 1980's. There is a diverse selection of paintings, photography and sculpture with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. TULA is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays. Please contact the individual listings on the website for business hours. Several other galleries, antique shops and cafes are also located on Bennett Street and promise to provide a delightful and convenient shopping experience.

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Wendy Adams
Ellen Bayley
Patty Bell
Susan Blackmon
Clara Blalock
Bonnie Beauchamp‐Cooke
Joe Camoosa
Judy Clark
Marie DeGeorge
Sarah Dixon
Sally Edwards
Patricia Ellinger
Becky Fried
Elizabeth Herlihy
Kerry Jackson
Judie Jacobs
Linda James
Isabelle Lamar
Stella Lange
Karen Lawrence
Susan Loeb
Mickey Lynn
Megan McSwai Mann
Lisa Moore
Ellen Mueller
Cindy Neal
Kate Pendleton
Maggie Raper
Dawne Raulet
Ann Rhodes
Shirley Seguin
Mimi Shaw
Naomi Silva Gallery
Snapdragon Photography
Barry Sons
Marta L. Suarez
Susan Westmoreland

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Tula studios, galleries, MOCA GA and various galleries on Bennett Street are open each month on the first Thursday that doesn't fall on a holiday. Light refreshments are served in each gallery or studio. Upper and Lower Levels, 6 - 9 p.m. Please check individual websites for additional information about openings and events

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Forever"- Marta L. Suarez


36” x 24”
Oil on stretched canvas
Private collection-
Marietta, GA
Honorable Mention *
AAC June Juried Show “Journey” 2009
Juror – Marc Chatov

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


"The Whip", a 30 x 40 oil by Donna Thomas, private collection. (equine site)

Donna has been invited to have her work in the art booth at The 2009 Steeple Chase in Pine Mountain, Georgia on Saturday, November 7th, New works and equine photograpy available.


Pocketchange, 30 x 40 oil, by Donna Thomas

Monday, October 12, 2009

Painting Demo by Kristopher Meadows

Painting Demo
When: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: My studio: 739 Reeves Lake Drive SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Cost: $25 (make check payable to Kristopher Meadows)
What to bring: Yourself, a bag lunch, a notebook and pen (optional) if you choose to take notes.
Dear Students,
I will be demoing painting from a live model (painting the head) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 10 AM to 4 PM at my studio (739 Reeves Lake Drive SW, Marietta, GA 30064). This will be very helpful for ANYONE wanting to see how I approach painting every subject regardless of what or who I am painting. My approach is always the same as every painting can be reduced to 4 simple steps: Shape, Value, Edges and Color (SVEC). I will be speaking during the demo and everyone is welcome to ask questions. The cost is $25 and you only need to bring yourself, a bag lunch and perhaps a notebook and pen for taking notes if you so desire. It will be fun and informative and will give the audience a glimpse into my head and the thought process that takes place with every painting I create.
Space is limited so please email me as soon as you can to secure your place for the demo if you are interested. Payment will be due by Monday, October 19th ($25). It will be first come first serve so whoever secures their space with payment will ensure a place in the demo until all spaces are filled. I have tentatively set the limit at 20 people to attend depending on the response I receive from students. If you are not interested but know of someone who might be please feel free to pass this information along.
If anyone is interested in modeling for the portrait demo or knows of someone who is interested please let me know. I am looking to paint someone who would consider purchasing the finished painting for $500 at the end of the demonstration. I already have a model in mind but would like to have a few names in the event my model cannot attend. If any of you are interested or know of anyone who is interested please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.
Kindest Regards,

Friday, October 9, 2009


Pastel on La Carte

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jeremy Worst

"A Painting I did to symbolize how
people use to line up to get exicuted"

Medium: Golden Open Acrylics

Size : 26' by 39'


NEXT .. is an incredible portrayal of fear and anxiety that speaks for itself. Utilising muted colours and impressively subtle body language, ~nomak-gfk proves that there's a lot more to expression than what shows on ones face.

Check out more at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Pieces of the Moon"

"Pieces of the Moon" by Christina Loraine. Original. 2009. acrylic on 5 separate canvases: (2) 10x10", (1) 5x5", (2) 4x4"
$200. To purchase :

Saturday, October 3, 2009


8 x 8, oil on linen panel by Jenny Schultz. To purchase please contact at, or see


"Tar\zan", a 15 x 19 inch Pastel on La Carte by Mitzi Rothman.