What my clients are saying!

Illustration-for-Realtor

Arlene Fields

“I would have to say I love Kathleen’s detail! She has such an eye for architecture and design and was able to take a one dimensional floor plan and turn it into living art. She made my phone ring with leads from the drawing she did for me. I love her holiday tree hanging pieces and have been collecting them

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Chicago-Suburb-Fieldstone-home

Martha Morrissey

“Kathleen creates beautiful artwork-that’s obvious. Her detailed drawings are amazingly accurate, from the stonework, to the window detail, to the landscaping. She brings her creativity to the composition and brings it alive through the colors she applies, capturing the true beauty of her subject. She is also professional to work with. She keeps her appointments, communicates her plans and makes sure

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McHenry-County-Barn

Joyce Konstantinow

“Kathleen’s exuberant personality is a perfect compliment with her artistic & detailed fine art renderings. For me, her fine art rendering has made a beautiful gift & memory that will last for generations. Besides Kathleen’s fine art renderings, the selection of hand drawn gift cards are personal & unique. I enjoy that she is always open to new ideas &

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Florida Vacation Home

Stephanie P. Testimonial

  “After building our first home, we commissioned Kathleen to do a pen and ink drawing from a photo I e-mailed to her. Not sure what to really expect, I must say we were pleasantly surprised. It was beautiful and very realistic. A few years later we commissioned her again for our lake house. Once again she exceeded our expectations.

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Kincaid-House

Katie Anderson -Tedder Testimonial

“Kathleen was a joy to work with. She not only accurately captures the physical details of her subject – dimensions, perspective, proportions – but more importantly, Kathleen is able to capture the spirit of the places she draws. When we have displayed Kathleen’s work in our shops, the work has always drawn attention and compliments from our customers.” Katie Anderson -Tedder,

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Linda H. Testimonial

“My parents’ home has been in our family for more than 60 years and was previously owned by my maternal grandparents. They needed to downsize, so my siblings and I commissioned Kathleen to create an illustration of their home as a keepsake to take with them to their new place. The final piece was incredible!  Kathleen’s ability to capture the

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Sheila Glazov, Owner, Sheila N. Glazov, Ltd.

“Kathleen is dedicated to offering her clients personalized fine art.  She researches and studies the details required to create a memorable masterpiece clients will enjoy for a life time or give as a unique gift for a special celebration.” Sheila Glazov, Owner, Sheila N. Glazov, Ltd.    

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Horses

Lynn Torre

“Kathleen understands the depth of her work and her integrity is very apparent in her renderings. She was able to meet my early deadline so I could personally give the illustration to my sister when she visited before the holidays. Working from a photo, not only were the horses’ features well portrayed but Kathleen also captured the essence of their personalities.

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Christy Suerth

“Kathleen Rickert Nelson is a gifted artist. I hired Kathleen in 2008 to create a pen and ink with water color of our home. When Kathleen presented her work to me, I was overwhelmed. The work was superb. It will be a family treasure for years to come. Not only was the masterpiece wonderful, it was a pleasure to work

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Lincoln's Cottage - Washington, DC

Erin Mast Testimonial

“With a life-long interest in Abraham Lincoln, Kathleen contacted the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2004 to ask for their permission to do an architectural pen and ink drawing of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a national monument in Washington, D.C.  Wanting to support the preservation effort and give back through her artwork, on September 23, 2005, Kathleen proudly presented three

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Group of Furry Friends

Donna I.

“I wanted to give my husband a unique gift for his birthday. Since we have no kids of our own, our cat and three terriers make up our family. Having four pets make it virtually impossible for them to be altogether poised for a nice photograph. So, I commissioned Kathleen to paint a watercolor of all my pets together in

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California Ranch

Mike Olenberg

“Spoke with Mary yesterday, she is very impressed with your work. When her new home is completed she will be contacting you to do another project. If you need a reference, please pass our information along to any potential customers.” Mike Olenberg – A ranch home in Southern California

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Appetizer-Platter

Bonita Richter

“What I like about the appetizer plate is it looks like a work of art, and is a a piece I can display, and is of practical use, too. What drew me to the product was the intricate detail, and interesting subject matter. Architecturally the piece is very attractive. For the vintage cocktail platter, I liked the whimsical design and colors,

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Peggy C Testimonial

“I am happy to let others know how thrilled I am with the new home ornaments in 2013 and these wedding ornament keepsakes! They loved the ornaments and I loved giving the keepsakes to them! They surprised me with a wedding picture album. Thank you for your part in the surprise! Feel free to use my name.” Peggy C. –

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Strawberry-Moon-on-slate

Karen Malik

“We love Kathleen’s illustration of Strawberry Moon! The illustration captures the aura of the original 19th century building, as well as our contemporary martini bar – it says “walk right in”. We have kept the illustration and the matching white slate plaque on display unstairs – and enjoy the functional rendering on our set of coasters at home. It was

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