Kathy Oja has been involved in a range of creative endeavors as far back as she can remember. Like most people, she’s a dichotomy, thus her affinity for extemporaneous expression on the one hand and her affection for the well thought out on the other.

The handmade and colorful expressions of ethnic arts found in her travels provide limitless inspiration. She sees her paintings as stories that speak to life in all its beauty and complexity. Thus, each unique painting depicts neither the ideal nor a straightforward narrative.