About Kathy Canfield Shepard
Kathy Canfield Shepard has been an artist for most of her life, working in a variety of mediums and techniques. Most recently, she has received a certificate in textile and surface pattern design from the California School of Professional Fabric Design in Berkeley, California. She specializes in high-end, custom designs, and is trained in a variety of techniques and skills specifically required for this industry. (Click here for her textile and surface pattern design resumé.)
As a fine artist, Kathy has been painting with watercolors since 1994, and has studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her works have been shown at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center and in several online galleries.
In addition to her design and fine art work, Kathy owns and operates Canfield Design Studios, Inc. (www.canfielddesignstudios.com) a web and graphic design firm specializing in arts, nonprofit and small business clients. She has held full-time web design and production positions with two major web development firms, and had extensive freelance experience with three additional firms. She received her certificate in interactive multimedia design from the Pratt Institute.
Kathy has enjoyed a successful career as a French horn player since 1985. She has played with orchestras and ensembles including the Metropolitan Opera, Detroit Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and with such artists as Lenny Kravitz, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and Joni Mitchell. She has credits in over a dozen Broadway shows (including 8 years in the orchestra for the Broadway production of Les Misérables) and can be heard on recordings, film scores, radio, and TV. Kathy is a member of Chamber Music America and the International Horn Society. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.