Kathy Nelson grew up near the southern Appalachian Mountains and has deep southern roots, both geographically and spiritually. The poignancy of visual art and the written word has been a thread through her life as a teacher, a telecommunications engineer and chaplain. Kathy journals most mornings, and often accompanies her written entries with line drawing & watercolor sketches inspired by her surroundings. As a published poet, Kathy interprets life and nature. As a painter, she interprets those same subjects through watercolor and oil paintings.