It is with great sadness that we announce that after a years long battle with breast cancer, Kathleen Bellows passed away on February 15, 2013. She was the center of a large family who will miss her sorely.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Kathleen (Krug) Bellows was raised in Cannon Beach, playing in the tide-pools around Haystack Rock. She is the daughter of George Krug and Pat MacMillan. Moving to Phoenix, Arizona during high school, she married her husband Rick in 1963, and they shortly moved to Los Angeles to start a family. She began her art studies in Los Angeles and worked as an assistant to her professors for several years. Seascapes and still-life dominated her early style.
Career advancement soon led the family to the east coast where Rick worked in New York City. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where her artistic pursuits turned out a set of paintings that capture the awe and solemnity of the first vision. Some of these works can be found at church visitor-centers in Washington D.C., New York, and Phoenix.
In 1976 the family moved to San Diego where Rick entered Law School and established a practice. Even with the hectic pace of three teenagers and a pack of younger children she found time for artistic development and Kathy regularly found time to refine her skills in oil and acrylics.
Kathleen and Rick have traveled extensively through Europe and China, and after meeting the world renowned Howard Behrens several years ago, she was encouraged to set to set up the easel once again. This time drawing inspiration from several well known contemporary artists such as Isaac Maimon, Itzchak Tarkay, and Jiang Tie-Feng - but using techniques that explore a style very much her own.