Anderson Alley Artists Studios
250 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14607

Kathleen Hanney

Kathleen Hanney

General Information

Pastel and oil


First Fridays 6 - 9 pm and by appointment


250 North Goodman St., Studio 209
Rochester, NY 14607


Remove the prefix "e-" (for spam protection).

About the Artist

Artist Statement

Painting landscapes with their changing light and evolving shapes revealing transparent layers of color allows for the transfer of my interior self to the exterior world. Seeking the mystery and excitement in the play of light or quality of color in the random occurrence of beautiful compositions either in nature or by accidental hand has a calming effect, enabling me to find my center and voice with the brush or stroke of pastel the possibilities present in a specific moment. These "transferences" give life to emotions, moods and senses that are inexpressible with words, creating fact and form of abstractions, rendering them facets of objects or places.

The sensual pleasure of dragging a pastel stick across the grainy surface of the paper to build the multiple layers of color and texture draws me into the process of making the painting. Making the sensitive lines and marks that create the images somehow thrills me and brings a sense of complete satisfaction. Painting is my connection to everything else, when I am painting; I am the most me that I can be.

Short Biography

Born in New York City, living and working in Rochester, New York. Taught painting, worked and exhibited in oils from 1975 to 1985. Began painting in pastels while designing sets for film production companies and commercial still photography from 1985 to 1998. Developed a passion for pastel painting and am now working in that medium and in oil. Now a devoted plein air painter and studio , exhibit widely in New York and Massachusetts, while teaching classes in pastels.

  • Bachelor of Science, Art Education, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
  • Studied with: Albert Handell, Doug Dawson, Liz Hayward-Sullivan, Robert Liberace, Steve Carpenter