NADC Featured Artist of the Month

Kathleen Flannigan


Kathleen Flannigan - Cosmic Fish with Milky Way
Kathleen Flannigan - Two Fish of the Temperate Waters
Kathleen Flannigan - Fish Fantasy
Kathleen Flannigan - Getting Up

Kathleen Flannigan has always been an artist, ever since she drew images in butter at her mother’s kitchen table at the age of six. Kathleen has also always been disabled – at birth with Cerebral Palsy. She used to say, at the beginning of her career as a professional artist that she “triumphed” over her disability in the act of creating art. But now Kathleen has come to realize – reflecting a shift in disability culture – that her impairment has enabled her to be the successful artist that she is today. Kathleen was funded in 2013 by the NADC’s California Arts and Accessibility Grants Program to host an art fair for a holiday art reception. Sixty people came to see her artwork. As a result, she sold 15 images, 3 mosaics, and 15 oceanic images. Ms. Flannigan continues to create sculpture and is now painting in acrylics at the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, CA.


http://www.blazingglazings.com


Kathleen Flannigan was funded by the Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance grant. For more information click here.

Kathleen Flannigan has always been an artist, ever since she drew images in butter at her mother’s kitchen table at the age of six. Kathleen has also always been disabled – at birth with Cerebral Palsy. She used to say, at the beginning of her career as a professional artist that she “triumphed” over her disability in the act of creating art. But now Kathleen has come to realize – reflecting a shift in disability culture – that her impairment has enabled her to be the successful artist that she is today.

Kathleen is now a studio artist at NIAD creating ceramic sculpture and exploring new madia--acrylic paint.
She is also enrolled in a Book Art  class. Kathleen is so excited by these new projects and can hardly wait to exhibit these new creations to family and friends and clients who value her work.

Visual Arts

Cerebral Palsy