Kathrine Lemke Waste

Joie de Vivre, oil on board, 24″ x 24″

Kathrine Lemke Waste
( b. 1956)


Kathrine Lemke Waste’s visually poetic images have often been described as ‘luminous,’” notes Bonnie Gangelhoff in Southwest Art Magazine. “Her works are distinctive in the way they capture light. Simple, ordinary objects are transformed through her imaginative eye.” Kathrine was a weekly visual columnist for the Sacramento Bee, has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine and Southwest Art and is President Emeritus of American Women Artists.   

Artist's Statement:

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.  – William Wordsworth

It’s the artist’s job to get the viewer to, as the poet put it, “see into the life of things.” In a complex world that bombards us with thousands of visual messages each day, the enduring challenge for me as a painter is to get the viewer to use an “eye made quiet,” in order to hold a particular moment in time.     


Master-Signature and Heritage Circle Member American Women Artists; In-State Member of the California Art Club


Sparrow Gallery
Sacramento, CA

Bonner David Galleries
Scottsdale, AZ and New York, NY

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ