A resident of Clearwater, Florida, Kathleen Fulmer graduated from Eckerd College with a BA in Visual Arts. She was presented the “Excellence in Visual Arts Award” for academic excellence in the field of visual arts studies. Her work has been exhibited at The Arts Center of St. Petersburg, J. Harrison Smith Gallery, The Tampa International Airport, Dunedin Arts Center, Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center, HCC Gallery in Ybor City and other local galleries. She worked for 8 years as an artist-in-residence for the Youth Arts Corps teaching fiber art and quilting classes. She has presented workshops in surface design and dyeing techniques, and has taught art classes for elementary school children. She is a member of the Surface Design Association and the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.
I have always been drawn to fibers, threads, yarns, and fabric. Starting with making pot holders when I was eight and progressing on to garment making, knitting and crocheting, embroidery, counted cross stitch, and basket weaving. It was not until I put my first piece of white fabric into the dye pot that I realized my passion is for color. Although I had been surrounding myself with color all my life through various fiber arts, I am only just beginning to realize my connection to color for its own sake. I relate so much to artist Anne Truittâ€™s words â€śI felt myself to be color.â€ť The creating of my silk scarves allows me to delve into the world of color, creating one of a kind wearable art so others too, can enjoy this wonderful world of color!