Kathleen Hope resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and is a mixed media artist who draws from her background in Interior Design and Color Psychology to inform her work. Her goal is to create artwork that feels as comfortable as a "lived-in" home. Hope's work is a culmination of what inspires and intrigues her.
Her primary medium is cement, which she chose for its organic, raw, industrial, and unpredictable qualities. Hope has developed various cement mixes, each with its unique purpose. By blending an array of materials such as dried pigment, paper, plaster, and marble dust, she creates a textural, layered effect. For color, she uses stains, inks, acid, pigment, and acrylic. Hope's work celebrates the beauty found in the unintentional.