Old World Originals

About the Artist

Kathy Dawson was raised in Colorado and attended Arizona State University and the University of Northern Colorado, receiving her BA and MA degrees. She is an artist whose fundamental training comes from her innate creativity - born from a family of artists and woodcarvers. Her watercolors show an antiquated and romantic style through their play with light and lace-like detail. She is most recognized for her paintings of European villages, castles and landscapes on sheet music, maps, blueprints, foreign currency and other travel souvenirs. She also includes a large representation of western and tropical work.

Accomplishments include:     
  • Nominated Colorado Teacher of the Year International
  • Who's Who Of Entrepreneurs
  • Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
  • Colorado Renaissance Festival Master Artist Award
  • Leading Contemporaries by American Artists Magazine
  • Features in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle Magazine
  • Cancer League of Colorado Featured Artist
  • Junior Symphony Guild Showhouse Muralist & Designer
  • National Winner of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Window Display Contest "Europe Blitz"
  • United Airlines Reservations Certification
  • Master Cruise Counselor CLIA
  • 24 Destination Specialist Certifications

Kathy also owns K.D. Originals, a thriving business where Kathy paints murals, handpainted papers and decorative faux wall finishes. Her artistic hand is displayed in homes, businesses and schools throughout Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Germany. Her works are on display in several Colorado Showhomes and at the Buell Mansion, Denver. Her work has been commended numerous times in the May issues of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.

Kathy has lived in Germany and has toured Europe, the United States, Mexico, the South Pacific and the Caribbean many times. Combining her art with the travel industry, as a Travel Counselor/Agent, is a natural combination for Kathy, as she paints while on location.

As a registered travel counselor and group specialists, she creates customized vacation packages for travelers, as well as, escorts groups on tours and cruises. She often paints souvenirs for them along the way. Her document packages for travelers always include one of her paintings! She is a Recognized Specialist and Master Cruise Counselor and is a affiliated with preferred providers of CLIA, ASTA, SANDALS and
www.Vacation.com products. For more information about Kathy's travel services visit www.TheFineArtofTravel.com.


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