Kathy Hodge was born in Providence, RI. As a teenager she took up her parents' oil paints, put aside after they graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and started their family of seven children. Like her parents, she attended RISD and majored in painting, completing her BFA at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA. She has been painting ever since, with a special attraction to the natural world and has felt extremely fortunate to have been appointed 12 times to serve as Artist in Residence in our national parks and forests. She has exhibited her work in many solo shows, most recently showing paintings from the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. Her involvement with the Artist in Residence Program has inspired her to start an Online Community for AIRs to meet and share experiences. To see her work, visit her website.