“I explore the relationship between the textural application of paint and the emotionally charged texture of life experiences. I want the viewer to connect with the spirit of the finished piece on a personal level. Painting is visually exhilarating and intellectually stimulating.
It is play and hard work. Painting is my passion, my anchor and my escape to reality.”  K.Bliss

Solo Exhibitions

2008Clymer Museum of Art, Memory PaintingsEllensburg, WA
2008Seattle Shakespeare TheaterSeattle, WA
2006Gallery NorthEdmonds, WA
1995Gallery NorthEdmonds, WA

Group Exhibitions

2021Women Painters of WA Juried Show, ReflectionsSeattle, WA
2020Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, The Legacy Continues: Empowering WomenWenatchee, WA
2018Women Painters of WA Gallery, PortraitsSeattle, WA
2017Prince Street Gallery Women Artists Coast to Coast: EastNew York, NY
2016-2017Women Painters of Washington and National Association of Women Artists Women Artists Coast to Coast: WestSeattle, WA
2016Women Painters of WA Gallery, Abstract MarksSeattle, WA
2016Bellevue Arts Museum Community Education Gallery, Women’s WorkBellevue, WA
2015Schack Art Center, Seattle CoArts Member ShowEverett, WA
2015Women Painters of WA Gallery, BLACK & WHITE + oneSeattle, WA
2015Larson Gallery,Women Painters of WA juried, Visual VoicesYakima,, WA
2016-2009Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower GallerySeattle, WA
2016-200249th Street Studio, Ltd. Annual Open StudioSeattle, WA
2014Seattle CoArts Juried Show, Mercer Island CCSeattle, WA
2013Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower Gallery, AnthologySeattle, WA
2013Seattle CoArts Juried Show, Kirsten GallerySeattle, WA
2013-2012Women Painters of WA Traveling Show5 locations
2012A Celebration of Washington Artists, WA Convention CtrSeattle, WA
2012Women Painters of WA Member show ,Scott Milo GalleryAnacortes, WA
2010Crow Valley In Town Gallery, Made in AmericaOrcas Island, WA
2010Collective Visions Gallery, Postscripts from the EdgeBremerton, WA
2010Seattle CIty Hall, Postscripts from the EdgeSeattle, WA
2009Clymer Museum of Art, Sweethearts of the RodeoEllensburg, WA
2009-2001Edmond Art Festival and Juried ShowEdmonds, WA
2009-1995Seattle CoArts Annual Juried ShowSeattle, WA
2009-2005Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Juried ShowRedmond, WA
2008Clymer Museum of Art, Annual Miniature ShowEllensburg, WA
2008Edmonds Art Gallery, From Crayons to OilsEdmonds, WA
2008Gage Academy Alumni ShowSeattle, WA
2008Clymer Museum of Art, Invitational Illustration ShowEllensburg, WA
2007Gallery North,   Edmonds in BloomEdmonds, WA
2007Insight GalleryAnacortes, WA
2005-2003Epilogue BooksSeattle, WA
2004D’Adamo/Woltz Gallery   Pioneer SquareSeattle, WA
2002Plein Air Paintings of the SouthwestSeattle, WA
2002-1990Guild of Natural Science Illustrators   Convention CenterSeattle, WA
1998Miller Library Center of Urban HorticultureSeattle, WA
1996Judith Schorr GallerySeattle, WA
1995Northwest Departures Gallery, Depot Art CenterAnacortes, WA

Awards and Publications

2012Women Painters of WA Member show ,Scott Milo GalleryGolden Award
2009, 2004Seattle Co-Arts Annual Juried ShowHonorable Mention
2008Seattle Co-Arts Annual Juried ShowFirst Prize
2007Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Show Third Prize
2005Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Show Gamlin Award
200421st Annual Artist’s Magazine CompetitionFinalist, Experimental
2002Edmonds Art Festival Juried ShowHonorable Mention


1964BA Western Washington University
Artistic Development
2009Artist Trust, EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
2009-2002Professional Art Critique Group with Charles Emerson
2002/2001Fine Art Study Tours, London and New York
2007, 2006, 2000-1995Gage Academy Seattle, WA Painting and Drawing
1991-1989North Seattle Community College Painting
1974Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI Ceramic Art
1970-1965University of Washington Seattle, WA Ceramic Art

Professional Affiliations

Artist Trust
Seattle CoArts
Women Painters of Washington