2007 Poster Artist



Kathleen is a native Floridian, born in South Florida, and raised in pre-Disney Central Florida.   She currently resides in Longwood with her husband, Mike.  They live on five acres, surrounded by old growth forest.  These woods have been the inspiration for many landscape paintings.

A life-long interest in plants lead Kathleen to begin her artistic career as a fiber artist, dyeing yarns with natural dyes obtained from local plants and weaving them into fabrics and all hangings.  She exhibited her weavings in the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival.

Kathleen paints in oils on canvas, in a traditional manner, working both outdoors on location, as well as in her home studio.  Her subject matter is varied, ranging from landscapes, to studio portraits, to animals in their habitat.

Influences and inspirations are many—European and American Impressionists, as well as contemporary artists.  She has also been influenced by illustrators such as N. C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell and Dean Cornwell.  The list expands and changes constantly.

Kathleen taught in the public school system for many years, working with every age group, from elementary school children through adults.  She currently teaches oil painting at Seminole Community College through the Community Education Department.


MA, Design, Florida State University
BA, Art Education, Florida State University
Professional Affiliations
Florida Artists Registry
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oil Painters of America
Sanford Seminole Art Association
Exhibitions and Awards
Upcoming- Artist of the Month, March 2008, Orlando Museum of Art
2007 “Trees” exhibition, Orange County Administration Building
2007 Tallahassee Chain of Parks Festival, Award of Excellence
2007 Ponce Inlet Art Festival, Second Place, Painting
2007 Wekiva Invitational Paint Out
2006 Deland Fall Festival of the Arts
2006 Poster Artist, Sanford Tour of Historic Homes
2006 Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
2006 Maitland Rotary Art Festival
2006 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Award of Merit
2006 Orlando Museum of Art, 1st Thursdays Exhibit
2006 Sanford Seminole Art Association Member Show Best in Show
2005 Mt Dora Art Festival
2005 Juried Exhibition, Mt Dora Center for the Arts
2005 Worldwide Paint Out, Mead Gardens, Winter Park, FL
2005 Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
2005 Maitland Rotary Art Festival
2004 Maitland Rotary Art Festival, 2nd Place, Oil Painting
2004 One-person portrait exhibition, University Club, Winter Park, FL
2004 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, 2nd Place, Painting
2004 Mt. Dora Center for the Arts juried exhibition
2003 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, 2nd Place, Painting
2002 Mt. Dora Center for the Arts Portrait Exhibition, Honorable Mention
Contact Information
Website:    www.kathleenchenet.com

Email:         jkchenet@earthlink.net

Phone:        (407) 339-0037