Painted Paper Collage

After a class with Jane Davies a year or so ago I am just loving working with all the juicy possibilities  of painted paper collages.

After a playful spree of intense color-mixing  and mark-making,  I gather the patterned papers and set out to find a way for them to sing in harmony.

A determined dance of trial and error, discovery, contemplation and universal energy come together to form these visual puzzles.

These two, “Query” and “Resolution” made their way in to the 3rd Annual Juried Upstate Artists Show at Laffer Gallery this past January.

KlompasKathryn_Query_1 KlompasKathryn_Resolution_2

Memory: Recognition of the Past

Opening Reception at Niche Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Thursday July 17, 2014, 5:00 pm -8:00 pm

River Fragments #1
River Fragments #1

In the spray of Cohoes Falls, I wonder whose history and memories these remnants document.

 Shards pop into my camera lens and I am drawn into focus, the bits of flotsam now forming fragmentary images in my own life.

River Fragments #2
River Fragments #2

These works are digital collages from an ongoing series of photographs I have taken along the Mohawk River, below the Cohoes Falls, documenting the curious amount of fabric remnants , fishing line, and other debris collected at the water’s edge.

Please Join Me At The Cohoes Arist Showcase!

CAS III Poster_smCome and see and purchase the latest work from Cohoes artists,
including Ragged Edge members Mary Ellen Riell, Helga Prichard, Sunghee Park,
Ruby Silvious and myself participating Friday and Saturday this weekend
plus have a chance to remember Lise Toch with special auction items.

Cohoes Artist Showcase III
Time(s): 5-9 Friday 10-9 Saturday
Location: Venue @ St Joes Congress St Cohoes NY
Contact: Fred Neudoerffer
Contact Phone: 5184414447
Contact Email: fred@neustudios.com

The third annual Cohoes Artist Showcase will display the work of many Cohoes artists as well as special guest artists from the region. Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 Friday 6/7/13. If you were born, live, work or attend High School in Cohoes you are encouraged to enter. Contact CAS3@neustudios.com for more information.

Exposing Rhythms


It’s a new year at Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio.   We have new studio partners and new energy.  We have been having open studio sessions and looking for others who want to join in the fun. Watch for more scarf printing classes, or be in contact to see how you can hasten spring by making art.

Please join Fred Neudoerffer and I
at the reception for our show of monotypes and photographs, Exposing Rhythms
at The Jan Rutland  Artists’  Space
during First Friday in Ballston Spa March 1st.

I hope to share my art with you!

Students model their creative works

15-Apr-2012 15:56, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm
15-Apr-2012 15:55, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm
15-Apr-2012 15:54, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm
15-Apr-2012 15:53, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm

What fun it has been getting back to the studio and teaching classes!
23-Mar-2012 13:03, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm
15-Apr-2012 15:53, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm
23-Mar-2012 13:03, LG Electronics LGP505, 4.31mm

A Personal Appearance

The Open Door, Schenectady’s great bookstore and gift gallery, has been selling my scarves for quite a while now.   The Open Door has always been a place I go to find something special,  and I’m proud to be represented among their carefully and expertly curated selection.

On Friday, October 14, as part of Art Night Schenectady, they have invited me to come in and show a wide range of ways to use scarves to add flair to any outfit.  Over the years I have learned many tricks and techniques to use scarves, and it will be my pleasure to share these with you.

Come down and meet me.  You can say hello and then wander to the great events of Art Night, you can browse The Open Door, and you can get a personal consultation on what styles and colors will suit you and your personal style.

I’ll be at The Open Door from 6 PM until 7:30 PM, and I’d love to see you there!

Cohoes Art Event


07-Aug-2011 09:08, EASTMAN KODAK COMPAN KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DI, 2.8, 6.3mm, 0.011 sec



07-Aug-2011 09:08, EASTMAN KODAK COMPAN KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DI, 2.8, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec


I wish I had more photos to show you of our Open Studios Art Event!  It was quite a success, with over 35 artists, all with a Cohoes connection.  We had over 200 guests Friday night, and another 100 Saturday.


My work was shown with other Ragged Edge artists in a second gallery, just down the street from where the reception and main event was held.


Thank you to all who exhibited, attended, and helped pull it all together!  We look forward to more art related events in Cohoes in the near future!