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 the wine industries. 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.
She retired from corporate finance in 2011 and with her youngest child going off to college in the fall of 2012, she is looking forward to focusing her time and energy on developing her artistic abilities and creating an exciting body of work.