Born and raised in Seattle, Kathleen Faulkner has lived her adult life in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Faulkner’s formal art training was at Cornish School in Seattle. She has been working in oil pastel since 2005, and is interested in telling stories; giving form to memories of times and places. Many years have been, and continue to be, spent moving about the Pacific Northwest experiencing and documenting. Kathleen conceives and creates with the idea of a visual journal that keeps track of those times, places and events. Each piece has significant personal history and tends to become part of a series allowing her to re-visit for extended periods. I like to tell stories and keep track of things, events and places. I want to remember what is here now because someday it may be gone. So much of what was a part of my childhood is gone now, forever. I want my work to remind people that nature is a wonderful and necessary part of life for all living beings.