Kate Kiesler is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She began her career illustrating over twenty books for children before pursuing painting full time. “My background in illustration focused on detail and on storytelling, so my paintings free me to play a little more—to create spontaneously without specific instruction and with a certain amount of abandon".
Her interpretations are based on shape and color and are inspired by the mountainous environment of central Colorado. She has participated in many juried shows and plein air events around the state.