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



  • Gallery 200 (West Chicago)
  • 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
  • ue (Wheaton), Fine Line Art Center and Gallery (St. Charles), Greater Geneva Art Guild (Geneva), Water Street Studio (Batavia), St. Charles Arts Council (St. Charles)

Regular Art Shows and Displays:

Gallery 200 (West Chicago), Natures Artist Guild shows, DuPage Art League, Norris Cultural Arts Ctr., St, Charles Arts Council, Fine Line Art Center and Gallery; Batavia Public Library, Greater Geneva Studio Tour, West Chicago Public Library, Water Street Studio, and the Fermilab Employees’ Art Show.

Juried Shows: 

Natures Artist Guild Bi-Annual Shows at Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL; Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL;  Fine Line, St. Charles, IL; See-Me Gallery, New York NY, St, Charles Arts Council,  Watercolor and Vicinity Shows)