Kathy Hoffarth Pantele, a Richmond native, began her career as an award-winning portrait artist in 1992 working primarily in oils or conte crayons. Although she considers herself to be primarily self-taught, she has studied with Irene Perry and is currently working with Curney Nuffer.
In addition to portrait work, Kathy is an avid painter of still-life, wildlife, landscapes, and figurative subjects. Her unique painting style is pure, intense, and intuitive while remaining essentially modern. Kathy has always been interested in taking on the challenge of expressing the living essence of her subject matter on canvas. She believes that good art makes the viewer feel something when observing a painting, and she is constantly exploring ways to evoke an emotion or a memory.