Kathleen Stafford

Fetching III, with Calabash
Nubian Boy
Qalawun Mosque Cairo

For four decades Kathleen Stafford, accompanied her diplomat husband, Ambassador Joseph Stafford, to over a dozen countries in the Middle East and Africa. The first tour was in Tehran, Iran. It was short, two months working at the embassy, then 3 months sheltering with the Canadians before the CIA arranged their escape as portrayed in Ben Affleck’s Oscar winning film, Argo. That episode made it clear that life could be fragile and she should pursue her passion for art without further delay.

She had already completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the United States and done post-graduate work at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome. So, for the next forty years she learned languages, painted watercolors, collaborated with local artists, and held exhibitions and workshops overseas and in the United States.

The Staffords have now settled in Austin and Kathleen is a board member of the Waterloo Watercolor Group and one of the Bee Cave Arts Foundation Artists. Her watercolor won first prize from the Capaccio-Paestum, Italy/Bee Cave Arts Foundation in September of 2022.

Kathleen’s paintings and collagraphs are part of the permanent collections of many American and foreign embassies and centers for art around the world. At her website there is a list of solo exhibitions and selected acquisitions. Her cards and prints are available at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art shop in Washington, DC, and at her website.

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