Kathy is absolutely passionate about art! She paints pastel landscapes, inspired by the farming communities surrounding Fort Wayne, Indiana where she grew up and the mountains of Colorado, where she now lives. She’s happy to share that she is consistently the top seller in the Santa Fe, New Mexico art gallery which represents her artwork. You can view her paintings, gallery exhibits, resume and other pertinent information by visiting her Beekman Fine Art & Design website www.kathybeekman.com.
She craves time spent creating that next masterpiece in her studio but she also has a burning desire to share her art with others. So, in addition to developing a creative niche, she has also worked hard to master the business side of the art industry. Kathy loves to share this knowledge with other artists in the form of career coaching services. Because she is well versed in the commercial side as well as the creative side of art, she often works on the business of art with artists and offers art career coaching workshops. Her book which she authored, Prosper, A Success Book for Artists, is an international seller and is available through Amazon.com.
Art inspires nearly every aspect of Kathy’s life. In addition to painting landscapes she collects art, participates in art festivals, attends art exhibits, offers workshops in pastel painting and is an avid reader of art magazines. She has managed a contemporary art gallery, participated on art related boards, helped to develop an art advising program for Metro State University in Denver and organized art development programs such as Breaking Boundaries for Art Centers.
Having brought a wealth of experience to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists since 2006, Kathy believes that if an artist commits the time and effort required to get them where they want to be, they will succeed!
"My career as an artist has really taken off since I began working with Kathy. I have started my own business, have gallery representation, developed and maintain my website and am happily selling my artwork."
-- Sue Shehan
"I now know how, with Kathy's guidance, to nurture my soul and have faith in my artistic process. I have also learned what it takes and have fulfilled my dream of becoming a full time artist."
-- Gail Posner
“…coaching has given me the tools, knowledge, activities, and motivation I need to create more art, have more fun creating art, manage an art business, and get my art out there to be sold. I'm extremely grateful to Kathy for how much her coaching has helped me.”
-- Marcie Cohen
"... since we began, we have developed a real plan of marketing my art and myself. She has helped me make plans for my website, create beautiful business cards, choose a signature frame to best portray my paintings ... Her enthusiasm is contagious and she has made me see that I too can be successful. She is truly a delight to work with and friends tell me they see a real boost in my self confidence."
-- Kate Kelner