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Master Presentation featuring Kathie Odom Oil Painting Demonstration

  • 797 Springdale Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States (map)

Masters Presentations are presented by FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air, an active base of supporters and collectors who strive for the sustainability. 

Renowned Plein Air Painter Kathie Odom will present  “The Heart of Art”. Returning in April for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational,  Kathie always attempts to get to “the heart of art,” noting, “When I paint I hope to create something more than just a piece that is appealing; I’m telling a story.”

Among the techniques that Kathie will be demonstrating are: underpainting/ wash, the laying on of shapes, how broken and airy marks create interest, when to load paint heavily on the brush, and the importance of restraint. 

At the conclusion, the demo painting created will be available for purchase thorough auction. Proceeds to benefit the Olmsted Plein Air.

Members of FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air are complimentary and may RSVP at

General Admission is $25 and on a space available basis. Tickets on sale now. 

In 2017, Kathie Odom was awarded Best Oil at the Plein Air Salon; Honorable Mention and Finalist at The Gateway International Painting Competition; MAPAPA award at Wayne Art Center's 11th Plein Air Festival; Third Place in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 13th Annual Best of Plein Air; Honorable Mention at Lighthouse Art Center's Plein Air Festival in Tequesta, Florida; Finalist at the Sedona Art Prize; and Master Class Finalist in the Art Muse Contest.

Kathie also participated this year in Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition; Oil Painters of America Summer Online Showcase; American Impressionists Society 18th Annual Juried Exhibition; Plein Air Easton; Door County Plein Air Festival; Sedona Plein Air Festival; “Trains, Pleins, Automobiles Show”, “Urban and Landscape Show” and 11th annual “Less is More Show”, all at the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; American Impressionist Society Small Work Showcase; Olmsted Plein Air Invitational; 26th annual National Juried Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America; and Airsteam Fine Art Invitational.

Ms. Odom’s Shows included Artists for the New Century at The Bennington; Legacy Gallery Holiday Small Works Show; and Art Muse 2016 Winners Show at the Jack Meier Gallery.

As an experienced and knowledgeable painter, Kathie Odom was asked to Judge both the Gateway International Painting Competition and Paint the Town Plein Air Event in 2017.

Ms. Odom is a Signature Member of Women Painters of the Southeast and of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; she is a member of Oil Painters of America; American Impressionist Society; Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE); and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ms. Odom was named Artist to Watch in Southwest Art Magazine’s June 2016 issue. 

To learn more about Kathy and her work visit