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Kathy Pantele

Thank you for visiting my website! I am thrilled that you have taken the time to find out more about me. 

After graduation from Meredith College, I began my career in the early 90’s as a portrait artist painting primarily in oils and won several awards for my work. However, I have now immersed myself into the exciting world of intuitive abstract paintings, which has given me a fabulous avenue to express my creativity in a brand new way!

Although my first love shall always be the exquisite torture of realism, I have enjoyed critical success in the “intuitive” abstract genre, in which emotion, color, shape, line, and loose form play a pivotal role. My abstract paintings are done primarily in acrylic overlaid with various mixed media. I have developed a signature style that has been described by one critic as “pure, intense, bold, and intuitive…I find myself being drawn to her paintings which invoke a happy, joyous, response”. 

I also love working collaboratively with interior designers who want to give their clients the opportunity to have a unique piece of original art created specifically for their home that can be enjoyed for generations to come. In fact, I consider “customization” to be my specialty! My abstracts have been paired with centuries old antiques, as well as, clean, modern décor.  Recently, my work was featured in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House, commissioned by award winning U-fab designer, Will Chambers. My paintings can be found in many private homes throughout the South East, as well as, New Jersey, and New York. 

As one of the “artists in residence” at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Virginia, I exhibit my work in the main gallery, as well as, participate in many of the special exhibitions sponsored by Crossroads. I am also represented by BuyRVAart, a virtual gallery on the web, as well as, Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Awards and Most Recent Professional Experience

Best in Show, Portrait of “Sam”

The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club Juried Art Show - 1996


Best in Show, Portrait of “Richard”

The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club Juried Art Show - 1998  


“Foggy Bottom”

Charlottesville Designer House - 2015  


“Baby Blue”

Charlottesville Designer House- 2015  


“Summer Laundry”

Parade of Homes - 2016  


“Sugar Cane Field’s”

Commission Hampden-Sydney College - 2015  


“College Church”

Commission Hampden-Sydney College - 2016


“Afternoon Bath”

American Cancer Society - 2016  


“Sweet Baby Ruth”

American Cancer Society - 2016  


“BA’s Girls”

American Cancer Society - 2017  


“The Field’s Shall Blossom”

Meredith College Alumnae Exhibition - 2017  


“The Summer Wind”

Richmond Symphony Designer House - 2018


“Falling Asleep”

Richmond Symphony Designer House - 2018  



Currently exhibiting at The Crossroads Art Center, Main Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Two-Person Exhibition at Urban Interiors, with abstract artist Danny Trent, Richmond, Virginia

Parade of Homes Tour 2017, 2018

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House 2018

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