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Katherine Hartel Bio

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree (studio program) from Queen's University I raised my family and then worked for many years in the electronics manufacturing industry as a new products specialist.  Having taken early retirement, I resumed my art practice, creating a wide range of work, as I love to experiment with materials and different approaches to form and subject matter.  My work which is both representational and abstract, has been exhibited primarily in Toronto.  I work in community arts;  initiating and coordinating the creation of a healing mural project with a team of 8 women artists for StreetHaven, a womenís shelter in Toronto,  and I also teach art to children and lead creativity workshops for adults and organizations.

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