Kathleen Fidler was born in San Francisco, CA. Her family moved to Sonoma, CA not long after her birth where she was raised, and still resides with her husband. She showed artistic talent early in her childhood and loved to spend time drawing – sometimes on walls, mostly on paper. Kathleen married her high school sweetheart in 1984 and together they have raised 4 beautiful children.
Kathleen graduated in 1992 from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management-Accounting and has enjoyed a successful career working as a finance manager in the mortgage banking and as a controller in the wine industry for the past 8 years. The demands of balancing her career and raising a family did not allow time for her to formally pursue her artistic interests, until 2010 when she enrolled in the MFA – Painting program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.