Kathi KuchlerI began painting at the age of 14 in oils and then turned to watercolors because I love the fact that I can take my small round paint palette wherever I go.  I received my certification as a Botanical Watercolorist and Illustrator through the Morton Arboretum in 2015.  It was in my classes at the Arboretum that I started drawing with colored pencils, and then recently started working in water soluble oils. I also make jewelry by inserting miniature prints of my paintings into cabochon pendants, embellishing and adding vintage-like charms.  I have also discovered that I love making upcycling silk scarves with Nuna Felting.


Botanical Watercolor and Illustrator, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL


  • Kathi Kuchler – Artist (self-employed), Batavia, IL
  • ViNe ARt, Kathi Kuchler Instructor, Wine and Paint-out Events, Pal Joey’s, Batavia, IL
  • Kathi’s Kreations/Kloset at the Salvage Heart Vintage Wares, Batavia;
  • Kathi’s Korner in America’s Treasures, Geneva, IL


  • Natures Artist Guild (Morton Arboretum)
  • Dupage Art League (Wheaton)
  • Fine Line Art Center and Gallery (St. Charles)
  • Greater Geneva Art Guild (Geneva)
  • Water Street Studio

Regular Art Shows and Displays:

Natures Artist Guild shows, Dupage Art League, Fine Line Art Center and Gallery; Batavia Public Library, Greater Geneva Studio Tour, and the Fermilab Employees’ Art Show.

Juried Shows:  Art in Your Eye (City Hall, Batavia); Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL; Fine Line, St. Charles, IL; See.Me Gallery, New York NY;  Hope Fundraiser- Home is Where the Art Is