Born in Savannah, on the coast of Georgia, I’ve spent most of my life in Atlanta, GA and live here now with my husband, children and a menagerie of animals. After graduating cum laude from Hollins University in 1992 with a B.A. in Studio Art, I worked at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. This is where I learned that as much as I loved my job, I wanted to make art rather than work in the arts.
A lifelong artist, I paint because it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. I wake up, form an idea, and go. Second only to my family, animals bring me the most joy; therefore, they tend to be the subject of most of my art.
My work has been shown in several spaces in Atlanta, including Marietta Museum of Art, Buckhead & Company, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Gregg Irby Fine Art, Swan Coach House Gallery, and various locations through Atlanta Artist Collective.
Video of an Artist's Life
American Dog Artist Rescues Dog in France!
Atlanta Artist Collective Blog Post
Featured in Winter 2016 Garden & Gun's Southern Homes Magazine
Full page photo by photographer Emily Followill includes artwork by Katherine Bell McClure. This shot was featured in a coffee table book of Emily's work as well. Find it here: The Southern Rustic Cabin
Made the Atlanta map for Scout Guide Atlanta 2015
Featured in an Atlanta Artist Collective article, 2015.
Artwork featured in article of cover home, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine, 2002
Featured on 11 Alive News, 2012
Artwork and Exhibit featured in Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 2012
Curated exhibit for 50th Anniversary of the Orly crash of 1962 at Millennium Gate Museum, Atlanta, GA. One of Katherine's paintings, shown in this article, sold to the granddaughter of a crash victim.
Artwork featured in Albany Herald newspaper, 2015.
Featured in Atlanta Journal and Constitution newspaper, 2009.
Featured in Northside Neighbor Newspaper, 2009
Featured in Atlanta Home magazine, Atlanta Artist Collective article, 2015.