Dee Kirkham Artist Biography

RS Hanna Gallery - Dee Kirkham Artist Biography
208 South Llano Street ~ Fredericksburg, Texas  78624
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Dee Kirkham

Artist's Summary 

Dee Kirkham is an award winning and inspired painter with exemplary talent in still life, figurative and plein air oil painting.  She has been trained in the Old Dutch Masters style of painting with mentors such as David Leffell and Sherrie McGraw.  Her plein air training has been greatly influenced by Jacqueline Kamin, Greg Kruetz, Kevin MacPherson, John Cosby, John Budicin and George Strickland as well as many others. 


With her unique ability, Dee’s paintings instill the abstract realism to capture the light and shadows as well as an intriguing style that makes her paintings valued by many collectors.   Under the auspices of her father, an artist, musician and published lyricist, Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Michael Wyeth and the opportunity to expand her studies at The New York Student’s Art League, Dee has achieved national recognition in numerous local and national juried art shows, solo and private exhibitions as well as corporate collections.  Her current solo exhibition at Bowers Museum has been a huge success obtaining corporate and personal collectors. 

Dee Kirkham is a sought after workshop instructor nationally as well as internationally.  Every year Dee conducts workshops throughout the United States, Italy, France and Germany.  Her inspiring teaching style gives her students the foundation to grow in their skill of establishing concepts for their paintings. 

For more information on Dee Kirkham’s art collection, available paintings, awards, and workshop opportunities, please view her current gallery at

Membership Affiliations:                                                        Gallery Representation:

  1. Oil Painters of America                                                        Saga Fine Art, Monrovia, CA

  2. American Impressionist Society                                            Higbee Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA

  3. American Women Artists- Artist With Distinction

  4. National Oil & Acrylic Painters

  5. California Art Club

  6. Society of Impressionistic Artists

  7. Women Artists of the West – Master Signature Artist

  8. Women Artists of America

  9. Laguna Plein Air Painters

  10. Southern Calif. Plein Air Painters

  11. New Mexico Plein Air Painters

  12. Oregon Plein Air Painters

Achievements & Awards:

  1. 2016 WAOW 45th Exhibition – 2nd Place for Show & RSHanna Gallery Award

  2. 2016 Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition

  3. 2015 Women Artists of the West – National Juried Exhibition- Best Still Life & Floral Award

  4. 2015 American Women Artist – 25th National Juried Exhibition

  5. 2014 Women Artists of the West – National Juried Exhibition – Merit of Excellence Award

  6. 2013 Women Artists of The West – National Juried Exhibition – Merit of Excellence Award

  7. 2013 Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibit

  8. 2013 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit

  9. Numerous other exhibitions and awards upon request