Kathleen Rhee

Gold Coast

Contemporary Australian abstract artist drawing inspiration from the natural environment.


Internationally Collected.


Art Lovers Prize Finalist 2020, 2021
Featured on The Block 2019, 2020
ITSLIQUID Winner Feb 2021

Artworks: 69

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About Kathleen Rhee

Kathleen Rhee is an accomplished abstract artist whose beautifully calming works are inspired by Australia’s picturesque natural environment. Her acrylic on canvas pieces bring the outdoors indoors, her deep blues and turquoise greens adding a sense of peace to people’s lives. “We spend so much of our lives inside. Having art we love to look at and have a connection with can make a big difference, influencing our mood and bringing happiness and joy to us everyday.”

Kathleen has a deep connection to mother nature. When she is not painting she is spending time outdoors, at the beach, in the rainforest or looking up at the sky. It’s these colour combinations that inspire her artworks. She has been painting for several years but became a full-time artist in 2016.  Since then she has become one of the country’s fastest selling artists on Art Lovers Australia. Her pieces have also been featured on The Block renovation TV series in 2019, 2020 and was accepted to Artist-in-Residence at Château d’Orquevaux, France 2020.

Kathleen combines colour staining, sketching and painting with a brush to create her works. She then applies water to soften, blend, layer and splatter. She has a passion for large-scale abstract pieces and also does commissions.

It’s the only thing she has ever wanted to do, Kathleen knew when she was a child she wanted to be a painter. She went on to study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. Kathleen lived there for four years before moving home to Australia.  She now resides on the Gold Coast with her husband and children.

MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art
2020 Postwar Abstract Painting Coursera Certificate
Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy Melbourne
2020  Healing Artist Block
MARI Mandala, Seattle USA
2011  Art Therapy Model: Mandala Assessment Research Instrument Certification Levels 1&2
Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy Melbourne
2007 – 2009  Initiatic Art Therapy Certificate
Australian National University School of Art
2003 – 2005  Observation & Expression in Drawing, Portrait & Figure Painting
Parsons School of Design New York 
1995 – 1998 Graphic Design & Advertising
Brisbane Institute of Art
1990 – 1992  Art History and Drawing 

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