Kathleen Netzband Pfeifer is an artist and teacher who has lived and taught in the Norwich area since 1981. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in New York State. Her career as a elementary Art teacher spanned 37 years and included a position as art department chair for the Norwich City Schools. Recently retired, she enjoys more time working in her studio pursuing creative endeavors. She received her B. S. in Art Education from State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her M.S. in Reading Education from State University of New York College at Oneonta, with a thesis focusing on how the visual arts enhance teaching reading and writing skills. Kathleen continues to be actively involved in art education at the local and state levels with NYSATA and NYSED.
Kathleen writes, “I am an artist, teacher and nature lover. These strands of my life weave together and provide continuous creative inspiration. Though primarily a painter, I have found that my interest in exploring various media and working with found objects often leads me to redefine the process and applications I work with. Paying close attention to qualities such as texture, transparency, color and line allows me to translate my experiences and perceptions of the natural world around me and present my work through realism and abstraction.”