KATHERINE RIEDEL is a Virginia native who grew up in Lynchburg and graduated from Mary Washington College. She now resides with her four children and husband in Waterford. In her early years studying drawing and painting under Samuel K. Roller, Katherine developed a joy in capturing the outdoors in watercolors, oils and pastels. She has taken opportunities to paint in the upper Northwest coast, islands off Massachusetts, England and many gardens and landscapes in the Virginia countryside.

In addition to selling her work in Maryland and Virginia galleries, Katherine also displays, sells and teaches her art in her home studio that once served as the town’s 19th century millinery and grocery store. Katherine has served as Artist-in-Residence at Waterford Elementary School where she shared her love of art with students in a program emphasizing book illustration. She has hosted summer art camps, taught in both public and private schools, and worked with students of all ages.