About the Artist:
Kathleen Kills Thunder (yes, her legal name) was born in 1947 in Seattle, Washington. Her father, Ben Kills Thunder, was a Sioux Indian from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana. Her mother was Spanish/Irish. Kathy grew up shuttling back and forth between Seattle and the Colville Indian Reservation in Northeast Washington.
Kathy has been painting and beading since she was six years old. She uses a bright color palette and prodigious imagination in creating her painted and beaded work.
Kathy currently lives in Southeast Arizona and raises buffalo when she is not pursuing her artistic endeavors.
Dogbotz Boneyard has collected the artwork of Kathleen Kills Thunder because of the manner in which she blends her bright color palette, which, in part, reflects her Spanish heritage, and her imaginative use of Native American subjects, from warriors to craftswomen, from war ponies to medicine men. Her compositions are brilliant with color, fluid with geometric shapes and natural forms, and profoundly reflective of the human experience and its inherent truths. Her paintings speak with the ancient language of the spirit world made modern by the abstract techniques of waking dreams. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Kathleen Kills Thunder’s Canyon de Chelly.