Kathy McClure is highlighted and recognized for being one of our long-standing members of the Mesa Art League.
Kathy has facilitated a number of Demos and Critiques for our League through the years. It is fitting that we honor Kathy for all she has done and continues to do for us.
As photographer since the age of 8 when I received my first camera as a gift from my grandmother, I learned the art of photography by studying such great artists as George Lepp, Dewitt Jones and Art Wolfe. My inspiration is God's beautiful creation, and I attempt to record it faithfully, shooting landscapes, flowers, animals, and anything that captures my fancy. I shot film until 2012 when I purchased my first pro digital camera. Now I do both, and do all of the creation in the camera before the snap. If the image isn't good enough to print as taken, it is discarded instead of being 'improved' through Photoshop. I have my own darkroom and love making my own prints from negatives. One of my favorite techniques is to hand paint B&W photos with oils or watercolor.
My mission is to go to any part of the world (sometimes places quite difficult to reach) and photograph the beauty found there so that those who cannot travel there can see what I saw. To fulfill that mission, I travel a lot in and out of the country, 'faithfully recording the world to the glory of its Creator.'
I started shooting horses at the racetrack in the ‘80s and worked as a reporter for horse racing magazines for 30+ years, covering Quarter Horse racing in Arizona. Horses are my first love, and I enjoy photographing them at work and at play. I also love numbers and worked as a bookkeeper for decades, managing everything from billing to inventory to payroll for retail, wholesale and non-profit companies, including managing a counseling firm. I also worked many years with my husband’s manufacturing business, learning marketing and advertising principles. Trained to be a teacher, I gave up that work after a few years, only to return to it in the way of developing workshops for adults.
I have been a member of MAL and a juried artist of the Arizona Art Alliance for decades, and served on the board of both organizations. I am a juried member of the Tubac Center of the Arts and have artwork for sale there and at the K. Newby Gallery in Tubac. I also sell artwork online through my website Kathy-McClure.pixels.com, and exhibit photos also at KCMPhotos.photoreflect.com.
My travels have taken me over many parts of the US, to Mexico and Central America, South America, and even to the Far East. I make annual trips to Ecuador, serving as a translator for medical mission trips. Currently we are working from a rustic lodge on the Cayapas River in Northwest Ecuador – a very remote location.
All these passions - horses, travel, God's glorious creation - are united in my love of photography. I've stated that "I'm addicted to the click", but mostly I'm gratified and amazed at what a camera can record.
Our Members are a diverse
group of Artists.
They range from professionals to amateurs,
art teachers to beginners.
Our members create 2 dimensional art,
as well as, 3 dimensional art,
with media ranging from oil to inks,
glass to jewelry, ceramic to porcelain
and so much more!
Allen, Linda Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Alexander, Gloria Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil
Anderson, Joni Watercolor
Barzso, Robert Glass, Plastic
Beasley, Karen Acrylic, Fiber, Mixed Media
Becker, Elvie Oil
Berkson, Sandra Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Billings, Anthony Oil, Acrylic
Bird, Dorothy Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Black, Diane Lenay Acrylic, Mixed Media
Book, Pat Porcelain, Acrylic
Bottler, Judy Photography
Bradley, Jane Oil
Brewer, John Acrylic Paint Pouring, Abstract, Metal
Briggs, Nancy Oil, Acrylic
Brown-Moser, Sue Oil
Bruning, Gail Oil
Cheeley, Lynda Mixed Media, Oil
Cline, Ruth Oil, Acrylic
Cochran, Kathleen Oil, Pen & Ink, Watercolor
Cooke, Alexander Oil
Cooper, Bev Oil, Watercolor
Cooper, Mary A.
Corrigan, James Jewelry, Sculpture, Acrylic, Videography
Corrigan, Sharon Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Scratchboard
Craig, Phyllis Watercolor, Oil
Delcoure, Jo Ellen Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Oil Pastel
Denson, Judy Oil, Ink
Dilley, Wilma Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Colored
D'Mauro, Allan Acrylic, Mixed Media
Dube, Elaine Watercolor, Drawing, Colored Pencil, Pan Pastel
Dunshie, Edwin Watercolor, Pastel, Colored Pencil
Dyer, Richard Steel Sculpture
Dyer, Rick Oil
Eaton, Sharron Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing
Ehl, Barbara Watercolor, Acrylic
Fleming, Cecilia Clay, Oil, Crafts, Repurposing
Goheen, Maralyn Fused Glass, Drawing, Painting, Collage
Hagen, Linda Acrylic, Watercolor
Harris, Harry Mixed Media
Hisdahl, Deborah (Dee) Oil
Hook, Terry Watercolor
Hooser, Jan Oil, Watercolor, Batik
Jackson, Brenda Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylic, to be
Johnson, Joanna Acrylic, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Oil,
Jones, Linda Watercolor, Jewelry, Mixed Media,
Luster, Bertha C. Oil
McClure, Kathy Photography
McKinney, Charles Photography, Adult Coloring Books
McKinney, Chere' Acrylic, Colored Pencil
Mittelholz, Laurie Oil
Moody, Lawrence Acrylic, Gourds, Mixed Media
Moore, Amanda Acrylic, Photography, Beading, Crafts
Moser, Anita Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels,
Watercolor & more
Mudersbach, Paul Oil, Acrylic
Mudersbach, Star Acrylic, Ceramic, Glass
Neiman, Glenda Oil
Nowak-Utech, Nancy Acrylic, Mixed Media
Paige, Susan Mixed Media, Graphite, Jewelry
Parcell, Celeste Mixed Media
Raupe, Johanna Photography, Oil
Peterson, Sharon Watercolor, Acrylic
Rosenblatt, Barry Acrylic
Rush, Tom Acrylic
Scriba, Elizabeth Mixed Media
Scriba, Rita Veteran Outreach Support
Short, Alicia Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media
Sierka, Carole Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic
Stearns-Kohler, Vivian Oil, Acrylic, Fused Glass, Mixed Media
Stickel, Cinnamon Jewelry
Stickel, Michael Mosaic
Stickel-Harris, Loralee Metal
Stradling, Sheryl Mixed Media, Printmaking
Sullivan, Mary Jo Watercolor, Acrylic
Tedeschi-Cuoco Watercolor, Caran D'Ache, Digital
Tyson, Suzanne Watermedia, Acrylic, Pen & Ink
Anne M. Torda
Vaccaro, Rosalie Oil, Encaustic, Pastel, Charcoal
Walsh, Caryn Metal, Beads, Stone, Glass, Fabric,
Welschmeyer, Ted Copper, Watercolor,
Wilson, Barbara Digital Photography
Wing, Juliet Colored Pencil
Wong, Lucy Mixed Media
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