Riversong Art by Kathy de Cano

Riversong Art by Kathy de Cano


Kathy de Cano has expressed herself visually since she was very young. Most of her work is done with mixed media or acrylics, her styles ranging from abstract to expressionistic to impressionistic. She has also participated in several mural projects. Her many travels are a large influence on her work, as well as her love of nature, textures, and color. Kathy is a member of the North Gwinnett Arts Association in Suwanee, Georgia, and the Norcross Gallery and Artist Studios in Norcross, Georgia. She exhibits regularly at the Ironshield artist space in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Her work has been in shows in Bryson City, North Carolina, and Sandy Springs, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville, and Norcross, all in Georgia. In February of 2020, she was the featured artist at the Suwanee Arts Center in Suwanee, Georgia, where she now resides.

She had this to say about her art: My hope is that my art will bring joy or reflection to those who see it. I paint with a great deal of love and passion, infusing my heart and my spirit into each piece, and my work continues to be a source of personal expression as well as deep learning for me. My journey has been marked by it, from my first scribblings as a small child to the drawings and paintings that I have been inspired to do throughout most of my life.

Kathy has recently published a novel, and her painting, Bosque sagrado (Sacred Forest), is the cover art for it. Her book, "Coming to Her Senses: A Coming-of-Age Novel," is available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and for Kindle. The sequel, "Under Blue Cloud Skies," is also available on Amazon in the same formats. Her painting, Women in the Trees, is the cover art for it.

As a Cherokee descendant, maintenance of the Cherokee language is an important issue for her. Half of all the royalties from sales of the novels go to Snowbird Community programs in North Carolina that work to maintain the Cherokee language.

Art for sale here is available to be shipped but can also be picked up locally in the Atlanta metro area. If you are local, please inquire about purchasing paintings at kdecano@yahoo.com rather than order from here.