Katherine Blakeslee was born and grew up in Baltimore Maryland, fascinated by nature, especially the changing moods of the coastal waterways and the sea. She now lives and works in Washington DC after spending many years in Boston and London. She is a graduate of Wellesley College.
Self-taught as a watercolorist, her paintings often reflect her love of the connection between the sky and sea and earth. Many are inspired by images from her international work and travels. She has had several solo shows and exhibited in many group shows in the Washington area. Her watercolors have been reviewed in the Northwest Current, the Examiner Newspaper and featured in the Washington Post. Blakeslee’s paintings are in private collections nationally and in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Foundry Gallery.