Kathy Gallagher (Shaw)

Kathy Gallagher (Shaw)
415 Boyd Street
Lewistown, MT 59457

I am a native Montanan, having grown up in the mountains of Lincoln. I recently moved to Lewistown, Montana with a dream to do more of my artwork.

I have been drawing since I was a kid. Of course, back then I was all about horses! They were my favorite animal (and still are) and I love creating art that shows the heart of the creature. I started with pencil drawings and then pen and ink. I moved into pastels and that turned into one of my favorite mediums. I love the detail I can get. I started experimenting with watercolor on Yupo a few years ago. Yupo is waterproof paper so the paint sits on top and the colors blend in unexpected ways.

Now my primary focus is acrylic painting on rusty metal. I got into painting on metal through my father, who is a blacksmith artist. He developed his own way of welding on metal, old and new, and asked me to collaborate on a few pieces with him. Since then I started collecting my own pieces of old rusty metal and painting on them. Searching the country side for old pieces has turned into an adventure. I enjoy turning scrap metal into a work of art!