Kathryn Riedinger is an award-winning artist based in Denver, CO and Sun Valley, ID. She loves to travel, paint both outdoors (plein air) and in her studio on commissions and larger works in her studio/gallery in Ketchum.
She has studied extensively with many great artists: Quang Ho, Jill Carver, Kathryn Stats, G. Russell Case and mentorships with Skip Whitcomb and Matt Smith.
Kathryn paints the mood and feeling of the scene through value, shape, color theory, design and edge work. “Painting for me is a constant quest to find the abstract, the big shapes and values, in a scene. The visual approach of capturing light and shadow is a major theme in my work.”
Kathryn Riedinger is an active member of: Oil Painters of America, (OPA) American Impressionist Society (AIS) Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and California Art Club.
Show Chair, 2016 American Impressionist Society, Seattle, WA
Founder of Wood River Plein Air Workshops 2014-2019 in partnership with Wood River Fine Arts. Featured instructors: Kathryn Stats, Skip Whitcomb, Michael Lynch, G. Russell Case and Jill Carver.
Awards: 2nd Place PAAC National Exhibition 2009 Honorable Mention, National Exhibition PAAC 2011 & 2013 Finalist Oil Painters of America (top 4) Wet Paint Out Competition 2018 Artist’ Choice Award PAAC 2020 PAAC Board Choice Award 2020 California Art Club Finalist “Winter Solace” Exhibition Invited Out-of-State Artist California Art Club 2022
Plein Air Events:Juried into Plein Air Easton 2021/22 Juried Into Sonoma Plein Air 2021/22 Invited Artist Door County Plein Air 2022
I am fascinated by the visual effects of light and how it affects the color, value and atmosphere. I live in Ketchum, Idaho where mountains, water and sky are easily accessed to paint outdoors four seasons of the year. Painting from life, for me, is the most important aspect of my growth as an artist. I have studied extensively with Jill Carver, Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith, G. Russelll Case, Dan Young, Kathryn Stats and Michael Lynch.
it’s all about finding the abstract shapes and correct values to make my own personal statement in an impressionistic style.