Richmond based painter Kathy Calhoun is honored to have received awards and recognitions both as a teacher and a painter. She holds degrees in art education (JMU), painting (VCU) and has most recently studied at the New York Art Student League and the New York Academy of Art. Her work is in private and corporate collections in several states and Europe. Kathy currently teaches watercolor at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond as well as drawing and arts education integration at Longwood University. Her approach to art education is to introduce students to foundation technical and compositional tools, then show them how to use these skills to discover and express their own voice. Finding a vibrant balance between discipline and creativity is her inspiration in both the studio and classroom.