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Katherine Lechler

About The Artist

and Black Bird Studio

Welcome to the website of Katherine Lechler.  Please look through the site and enjoy my artwork.

Kathy was born and raised primarily on Long Island’s South Shore, in the small beach community of Point Lookout, New York. She would spend summer days on the South Shore of Long Island with her family.

Her artwork is inspired and fostered by her love for the outdoors, noting the beauty and serenity of the landscapes that lay before her everyday.

In 1985 she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree at The School of Visual Arts in New York. Having studied Illustration and graphic design, She worked for 23 years as an Art Director for a New York publishing company. 

Kathy self taught herself drawing for many years, until she went to The Art Students League for a summer art program, and then later onto college at SVA. 

Through the years, Kathy has continued to use the outdoors to inspire a collection of work.  She visits national parks or walks the shore of Long Island that bring her continued inspiration.  Kathy Lechler transforms  landscapes into  mosaics of color and texture, her impasto application of paint lending a sculptural and movement effect to her art.  Her bright colors in acrylic paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to the seascapes and landscapes she envisions.

Most work that is for sale; originals or prints. Please inquire.

Exhibits and Shows

Group Exhibitions

1985 Point Lookout Art show, Point Lookout, New York

Group Exhibition, and exhibition coordinator, Point Lookout Art show,
Point Lookout, New York
1990 Point Lookout Art Show, Point Lookout, New York
1992 Point Lookout Art Show, Point Lookout, New York
1993 Point Lookout Art Show, Point Lookout, New York
1995 Point Lookout Art Show, Point Lookout, New York
2010 Long Beach Art League, Long Beach, New York
2011 Long Beach Art League, Long Beach, New York
2012 Art And Soul Gallery, East Port, New York
2013 Long Beach Art League, Long Beach, New York
2014 Art League Of Long Island, Dix Hills, New York
2018 Mills Pond Gallery, Saint James, New York
2019 J. Mane Gallery, Online Exhibit

Solo Exhibit
2011 Mrs. Sheila Meyer, Point Lookout, New York

2016 Point Lookout Historical Society Gallery, Point Lookout, New York
2020 Lawrence Woodmere Public Library Art Gallery, Woodmere New York

Private Collection and Commissions

Mr and Mrs Edward Korndoefer, Acrylic, portrait
Mr and Mrs Kenneth Bolkham, portrait
Mr and Mrs Ted VanErk, water color, landscape 8x6
Mr and Mrs Michael McTiernan, Commissioned Watercolor, 10x8
Mr and Mrs Denis Byrne, Acrylic, Commissioned seascape 60x40
Mr and Mrs Francis Brown, Water color, 10x8
Mr and Mrs Mark Lartigeau, Commissioned water color, 10x8
Mr and Mrs Edward Berger, Acrylic, Sea birds 60x40, Appalachia, 48 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
Mr and Mrs Michael Leabhart, The Hay Field, Acrylic on canvas
Point Lookout Beach, Acrylic on canvas

Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Kreutzberg,  Woman In The Garden, Water color on paper,  8 1/2 x 11

Mr and Mrs Eugene Kennedy, Black Skimmers, Acrylic on Canvas, 30x20

Mr and Mrs. John MacIntyre, Fishing Boat, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 28, Seagulls, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30, Windham Mountain, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30

Mr and Mrs. Joseph Staudt, Point Lookout Beach, Commissioned Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 40

Public Art

1986 Point Lookout-Lido Fire District, 4 panel wall mural paintings
2012 Salt Air Cafe, Commissioned hand painted seascape sign 2 x 5 ft.


2016 The Point Lookout Community Outlook newspaper. Biographical feature

Katherine Lechler Recent Work


18x24 Acrylic on Canvas


9x12 Acrylic on Canvas

Red Barn Hens

11x8 Acrylic on Canvas

Pussy Willows

11 x 8 1/2 Watercolor on Paper


18 x 24 Acrylic on canvas


Soft plush pillows with art from Black Bird Studio. 12x12 pillow sells for $50.00 

Note Cards

Most of my art work is reproduced into note cards. They come in packages of 6 for $15.00, which includes shipping costs. Those who do not need shipping, please contact Black Bird Studio.

Katherine Lechler - Black Bird Studio Blog

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