Having grown up in Montclair, New Jersey in the 1950’s and ’60’s, Kathleen Goehring Havens began her art training at the Montclair Art Museum and continued her studies while majoring in Occupational Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. There she became familiar with a greater variety of artistic techniques and materials with the goal of using these techniques as a therapeutic treatment for her patients. She continued her studies at the Samuel Fleischer Memorial Art School under the tutelage of Max Gottlieb and Philamena Delaripa in the evenings while working full time at a rehabilitation center in Philadelphia. Throughout her life she has continued independent study at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts (formerly the Summit Arts Center) and can include a variety of innovative instructors and inspirational mentors as instructors and friends including: Joseph Stefanellli, Pat San Souci, Lisa Mackie, Enrique Flores-Galbis, Peter Homitsky, Vivian George, Leatrice Rose and pastel master, Allyn Schaeffer.
Kathy has extensively studied and long admired the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modernist, and and Abstract Expressionist artistic styles. Although most of her paintings are representational, one can view the impact of these influences on her own personal style. Since 1987, Kathy has enjoyed the artistic stimulation of painting with a group of women artists from northern New Jersey. She is a member of the Drew Art Association, the Millburn – Short Hills Arts Center, and is a charter member of the Chatham Township Art League. Currently, Kathy Havens’ paintings are hanging in private collections throughout the United States and Japan. Her art expresses an eclectic conception of her environment as well as her fascination with color, composition, and bold delineation of her subject matter.
- 1993 – Recipient of Pastel Society of America Scholarship with Allyn Schaeffer
- 1995 – Exhibition at Morris County Heritage Gallery, Morristown, NJ
- xxxx – Exhibition at the Creekside Gallery, Warren, PA
- xxxx – Solo show, NJ
- xxxx – group show, NJ
- xxxx – show NY
- xxxx – Show Barcelona, Spain