Since 1984, Kathleen has published thirty-seven limited editions. She has created extraordinary art works that have garnered numerous awards and accolades including the coveted Coretta Scott King Best Illustration Award from the Social Responsibilities Round table of the American Library Association, and the African Studies Association Best Children's Book Award. She has participated in many solo and group exhibits where her work was honored for its creative excellence. Her images have graced the sets of television and motion picture productions as well as in the printed media.
From the beginning, she took art classes throughout her formative years and was exposed to the arts through visiting museums, festivals, art studios and through her mother's love of classical music. She received a fine art scholarship to Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA, attended the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles where she studied life drawing from Charles White, attended the Interior Designers Guild and received an AA Degree, studied architectural design and graphic arts to round out her formal training.