Kathy is an established Maine artist working in the ancient medium of encaustic. She combines beeswax, powdered pigments, and dammar resin into her ocean-inspired paintings on birch wood panel. She is the owner and operator of Mousam River Gallery, a Maine based art studio.
Ostrander shares, “My goal is to represent the essence of Maine coastal waters in encaustic painting, by capturing scenes from the coastline of Southern Maine and translating them into vibrant representations of movement and color. Through layering and sculpting of the medium, I create depth and intrigue. My hope is to spark memories and longings for Maine’s rugged shores in the hearts and eyes of the viewer.”
Kathy lives and works in Kennebunk, Maine, and is an avid sailor. Kennebunk, however, is not the only place that influences her work. Monhegan Island, Port Clyde, and Boothbay are also some of her favorite places to find inspiration.
With over 30 years of experience working in the arts, she is a member of the Pastel Painters of Maine, Kennebunk Art Guild, Maine Women in the Arts, International Encaustics Association and the New Hampshire Art Association. Kathy has exhibited at numerous shows throughout New England.