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Kathy Breazeale


“To me, the beauty of the visual art of abstracts is that the viewer is not told what to see. One might get a glimpse of what the artist envisions, but the subjects-lines-colors-textures can be interpreted uniquely through the lens of each person who experiences the art.” -Kathy Breazeale

Prior to moving to Pensacola in 1991, teaching business & social studies was Kathy Breazeale’s focus while living in Texas. She and her husband decided to make a leap of faith, moved to Pensacola and opened Bayfront Gallery. Representing over 500 artists from every state in various 2 & 3D media, they worked 6 and 7 days a week for 15 years. Then, they decided to make a change.

A surprising third career began unexpectedly after Kathy was fortunate to take her first art class from former college art teacher, Susan Myers. She thought one had to be born an artist. The experience gave her the courage to try oil painting. 

Other teachers came into her life, like local artist Joan Blackburn. National instructors Robert Burridge, Sterling Edwards, Joan Fullerton, Judie Davie, and Pat Weaver gave her new techniques.

Thanks to lessons and encouragement from her generous art friends, she has been fortunate to be juried into shows at Artel Gallery, Quayside Gallery's First City Show, and the Cinco Banderas.

Artist Statement

Exploring Minimalism

Exploring Minimalism is a body of work that examines the beauty of the visual art of abstracts. Kathy Breazeale layers many colors onto prepared watercolor paper, then sands, scrapes, and burnishes through the many layers to find what appears from underneath. Each time is a new surprise.

Awards Received


Artel Gallery 
"Two Arches"
Best of Show

Artel Gallery
Alcove  Solo Show
"In the Far Away Nearby"

Artel Gallery
1st Place
Honorable Mention
Most Experimental



Cinco Banderas Show
Honorable Mention


Art Study Club
Best of Show
"At the Edge"

Fine Art Show
Most Creative

Pensacola Symphony Outreach

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily: Life is but a Dream Show at Artel Gallery

"Uncertain Dream"

"Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily"

Selected artwork for musical inspiration bymusicians for concert.

Group Exhibitions


Art Study Club

Montana: Trip of a Lifetime


National League of American Pen Women

Painted Sounds Show

Art Study Club

Art Among Friends