Katherine H. Pantele Fine Art

Artist Statement

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, over the last two decades, I have explored, what I affectionately refer to as “art from the other side of my brain”, and have delved into the world of intuitive abstracts! Although my first love shall always be the exquisite torture of realism, I have enjoyed 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 mixed media. I have developed a signature style that has been described by one critic as “pure, intense, and intuitive while remaining essentially modern”. I also love working 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. Although I consider myself to be mostly self-taught, I studied for a time under Richmond artists Irene Perry and Cuney Nuffer.


Awards and 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
  • First Place, “Tiger, Tiger” The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club Juried Art Show                     2019                                    

Bachelor of Arts in History (cum laude)          Raleigh, North Carolina

Meredith College May 1985


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

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

  • Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House 2018

  • “Two Heads…One Heart” a dual exhibition with Julie Matre, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, Virginia
  •  “Hung Juried” Exhibition Glave-Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • “In the Garden” Exhibition Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia