Katherine Galbraith is a nationally recognized artist who has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career. Her sales have been impressive, and her numerous collectors follow her career with enthusiasm. She has exhibited throughout the United States, in galleries from New York to California. Her success as a portrait artist is evident as her clients return to have Katherine paint members of their families. Katherine’s clients include leaders of society, heads of corporations, religious institutions, hotels, writers, athletes, and presidents of colleges and other academic institutions.

A native of Memphis, TN, Katherine was blessed with parents who encouraged her artistic talent. As her talent blossomed, she began private studies in classical realism and portraiture. She received her first portrait commission at age 12 and has been painting portraits ever since. When she was 15, her family moved to Westchester County, NY. There she pursued art and portraiture through high school and college, receiving the Fine Arts Award from Bronxville High School, and the Outstanding Achievement in Art Award from Bradford College. After college Katherine decided to pursue art as a profession. She attended the National Academy Museum School of Fine Art on a full merit scholarship where she studied portraiture under Daniel Greene, NA and Impressionism under Robert Phillip, NA. More recently she has studied under Michelle Dunaway and enjoys utilizing the Copyist Program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to hone her skills.

Katherine began her professional career, first in New York and then in Boston, where she was represented by Fine Art Unlimited in Chestnut Hill, MA. She then moved to Atlanta, GA, where she continued to paint portraits exclusively, first being represented by The Picture House Gallery and later by Artist Representative, Anne Irwin. Anne convinced Katherine that she should branch out into other areas besides portraiture. Katherine began painting still life, seascapes, landscapes, various animals, both winged and four-footed, and commissioned pieces which were received with enthusiasm by her collectors. Over the next several years Katherine began exhibiting in galleries in St. Simon’s Island, GA, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Raleigh, NC, Dayton, OH, Boca Raton, FL, and Carmel, CA.

Katherine’s major one-woman shows include events in Westfield, NY, Bronxville, NY; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; St. Simons Island, GA; Sea Island, GA; Macon, GA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is often juried into national shows; her favorite organizations in which to exhibit are Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, and American Women Artists. Katherine’s work has been featured in national magazines and newspapers including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Fine Art Today, International Artist, Art of the Portrait, Outdoor Painter, Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Where: Boston, and has often appeared in Coastal Living and Coastal Illustrated. Her work was favorably compared to John Singer Sargent’s in a review of her one woman show in Raleigh, NC. In May, 2013 Katherine and her husband purchased the restored New York Central Passenger Depot in Westfield, NY, where she operates The Station Art Gallery & Studio of Katherine Galbraith. Here she hosts Plein Air Westfield and teaches workshops as well as displaying her work in a unique environment.

In 2015 Katherine received and accepted an invitation to serve on the board of Visual Arts at the Chautauqua Institution, a steering committee for the arts in the Chautauqua community.

Recent Awards & Notable Juried Shows

2017 Best of Ohio Plein Air Painters Exhibition, Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH
2016 Finalist, Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, Landscape
2016 Finalist, Portrait Society of Atlanta Summer Juried Show
2015 Third Place, Portrait Society of America, Annual Member Only Competition, Outside the Box
2014 First Place, Portrait Society of America, Annual Members Only Competition, Commissioned Portrait
2015 Second Place, American Women Artists 2105 Annual Online Juried Show
2105 Award of Excellence, Plein Air Magazine
2016 Finalist, American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, Bennington, VT
2016 Finalist, Portrait Society of Atlanta Small Works Exhibition
2016 Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2015 Finalist, American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
2015 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Birmingham, AL
2015 National Oil & Acrylic Painters 25th Best of America Show
2015 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Spring International Online Exhibit
2014 Honorable Mention, Quick Paint, Bath County Plein Air Art Festival
2014 Honorable Mention, Wayne Plein Air Festival
2014 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
2013 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
2012 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX2012
2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM


Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016; “Today’s Masters: The Enduring Appeal of Youth”
Fine Art Today, Oct 26, 2016: “An Opportunity Artists Should Take”
International Artist Magazine, June/July 2015: “The Art of the Portrait: Members Only Competition Winners”
Art of the Portrait, Spring 2015: “Members Only Competition Winners”
Coastal Illustrated, August 2005: “Women Artists: A Closer Look”

Art Associations

American Women Artists, Associate Member with Distinction
Oil Painters of America
Portrait Society of America



Katherine’s work has appeared in:

Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
Eclectic Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Ansaldo STS Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA
Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Columbus Art Museum
Eisele Galleries, Cincinnati, OH
McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Anderson Fine Art, St. Simon’s Island, GA
Left Bank Art Gallery, St. Simon’s Island, GA
The Cloister, Sea Island, GA
The Lodge, St. Simon’s Island, GA
Simic Galleries, Carmel, CA
Fine Art, Ltd., Chestnut Hill, MA
Bronxville Library, Bronxville, NY
Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Current Representation:

The Station Art Gallery & Studio of Katherine Galbraith, LLC, 11 English Street, Westfield, NY 14787, 770 366-1448
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Road, St. Simon’s Island, GA 31522
A Stroke of Genius, PortraitArtist.com

“It is important that the artist should regard every new painting as an entirely special world of color, light, form, and line.” Nicolai Fechin

Childrens Home Barn
An Evening at Malabar Farm
Favorite Building in Columbus
Early Spring at Highbanks Metro Park