Kathleen Scoggin – Water Media Artist

I am a water-media artist painting in the Southern California desert. My main subject is nature, done in both realistic and abstracted style. Mediums include watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. I also paint commissioned portraits of dogs and cats of all breeds.

Kathleen Scoggin

About The Artist

Kathleen Scoggin – Watermedia Artist

Scenes from nature inspire my art. I enjoy painting plein air. The images I paint represent the beauty and the closeness to nature I feel and want to record. My journey as an artist has increased my awareness and heightened my appreciation for the outdoors. I try to create an environment in my paintings that pulls the viewer into the scene. I take great joy in the unpredictability of watercolor. I love the process of developing the painting through this give and take process. I enjoy creating my own interpretation of the scene adding unusual colors to add atmosphere. My art is created to help the viewer see and be aware of the electrifying beauty of nature but still create mystery. A successful painting will transport the viewer to another place and perhaps another time.


Palm Springs Art Museum, Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show & Plein Air Show, Riverside County Date Festival, Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Transparency Show, Village Gallery of Art, Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show, Oregon Society of Artists, Rose Festival Art Show.


Two Woman Exhibit – Two Babes and Their Brushes, Palm Desert Visitors Center, Lake Oswego Visions Invitational, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lakewood Art Association. Art in the Burbs, Frame Central Solo Exhibition, Art Media Show, Art Exhibit in Portland City Commissioner’s Offices.


Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Annual Shows – 2nd Place, Juror’s Award & Honorable Mention, Riverside County Fair and Date Festival, Best in Show, First place awards Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Plein Air Shows, Best in Show, 1st & 2nd Place & Award of Merit


Basic Design, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Art History, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR; Dietetic Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; B.S. Dietetics and Institution Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Coursework, Ceramics, Oil Painting and Watercolor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Studied Under:

  • Nelson Sandgren
  • Dyanne Lacotti
  • Harold Walkup
  • Ron Ransom
  • Chris Keylock Williams
  • Susan Spears
  • Alvaro Castagnet
  • Skip Lawrence
  • Judy Morris
  • Tony Van Hasselt
  • Catherine Gill
  • Frank Web
  • Tony Couch
  • Joan Galbraith
  • Robert Wade
  • Roland Roycraft
  • Eric Weigardt
  • Robbie Laird
  • Christopher Schink
  • Gwen Fox
  • Linda Kemp


  • Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, Board Member
  • Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council
  • Watercolor Society of Oregon, Past Juried Member

Pet Commissions

I will paint commissioned portraits of your pet in watercolor.

Check out some of my past work in the “Pet Portraits” section on the Portfolio page and then contact me and we can talk about the details of your painting.


Check out some of the my recent happenings…

Workshops this summer

I am very pleased to be attending two painting workshops this summer…

Six Week Long Watercolor Class Completed

I have just finished teaching a six week long watercolor class focusing on painting in a looser wet into wet method with emphasis on negative painting…


I will be participating in the following shows and sales in the upcoming months…

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    Sun City Shadow Hills Harvest Festival At the Montecito Clubhouse

    Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Location: Montecito Clubhouse - Indio, California
    Contact: Kathleen for additional information

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    Coachella Valley Watercolor Society “Plein Air Art Show & Sale”

    Date: February 1-16, 2013
    Location: Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum - Palm Desert, California
    Contact: www.cvws.org
    Add’l Info: See original paintings of scenes in the Coachella Valley.
    Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat – 10 am to 3 pm
    Artist’s reception: Sat, February 2, 2013, 12-2 pm

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    Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Fine Arts

    Date: February 15-24, 2013
    Location: Riverside County Fairgrounds - Indio, California
    Contact: www.datefest.org

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    Coachella Valley Watercolor Society “24th Annual Members’ Art Show & Sale”

    Date: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013
    Location: Indoors at The Classic Club Clubhouse - Palm Desert, California
    Contact: www.cvws.org or 1-503-515-9633
    Add’l Info: Judged show with Artist Demonstrations at 11 am & 2 pm
    Hours: 10 am to 5 pm


Send Me A Message


Let's Talk

Kathleen Scoggin
Indio. California
E-mail: info@kathleenscoggin.com


Coachella Valley Watercolor Society: www.cvws.org
Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council: www.psmuseum.org/councils/artists.php