Kathleen Kastles

Wailuku, HI
96793 US

drkastles@hotmail.com

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Artist Information for Kathleen Kastles

Kathleen Kastles combines a degree in art with her interest in people by painting, and then machine-stitching, quilts that feature faces and figures. She lives on Maui.

Over the past 15 years, Kathleen`s quilts have been included in dozens of juried and invitational exhibits including Quilt National, Quilt Visions, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and Art Quilts Lowell.  They have been viewed locally, nationally, and internationally.  Currently, five of her quilts are in touring exhibitions for SAQA and Quilt National.  In addition, her quilts have been published in books, magazines, and the ever-popular Contemporary Quilts of Hawaii calendars.  Quilts of hers have won awards at Quilt National, Art of Our Century and in local shows.

More detailed information can be accessed at her website from the link on the left.

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Epiphany

Epiphany13.5”w x 61.5”h   Photo by José Morales, Xinia Productions

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.



Trance

Trance13.12” w x 61.75”h   Photo by José Morales, Xinia Productions

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.



Grit

Grit14”w x 61.75” h   Photo by José Morales, Xinia Productions

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.



Hope

Hope15”w x 61.75” h   Photo by José Morales, Xinia Productions

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.



Samsara

Samsara14”w x 61.125”h   Photo by José Morales, Xinia Productions

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.