Who is Kathy Deggendorfer?
Kathy Deggendorfer lives on a cattle and hay ranch just outside of Sisters, Oregon on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Her studio is in Sisters. Inspired by the color and texture of her surroundings her vibrant and colorful watercolor paintings are whimsical representations of ranch life. Magpies snacking on the cat food and mule deer grazing on the petunias - all end up as models in her paintings. Kathy’s paintings are often referred to as “Painter’s Quilts”. Kathy is a fabric designer for Maywood Studios and produces a line of handpainted tiles for public and private art installations in collaboration with Kibak Tile of Sisters, OR.
Rich with color and pattern, Kathy’s work is collected throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her work is in the permanent collections at Roberts Field Municipal Airport in Redmond, Oregon, St Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, Casey Eye Institute in Portland Oregon, and St. John Medical Center in Longview Washington, to name a few. In 2008 Kathy was selected to create the Oregon State Ornament for the White House Christmas Tree and in 2009 was a featured artist on Oregon Art Beat. Kathy’s one man show “Painting Oregon’s Harvest” have been featured at The High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. The Oregon HIstorical Society Museum in Portland, and the Gorge Discovery Museum in the Dalles, Oregon.