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Kathleen Olander

Back Roads art

Back Roads art

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The Journey to Here

My Background

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“My art, as in my life, has been changing and evolving throughout the years.

Here in Asheville I have discovered the beauty of 

the Appalachian Mountains on the back of a motorcycle.

In June 2009 after an accident, I had a life altering transformation,

which allowed me to deeply experience human kindness
& generosity in my time of need.

After not being able to walk freely for a year, 

I've learned to never take anything for granted! 

I referred to it as “Forced Zen”, where I had to make a decision
to redefine my life and my role in it one more time!
My husband said “look at what I can do-not what I cant do” 

The path has lead me here to the Blue Ridge,

where my inspiration & focus is on creating art that reflects my passion for life. 

I want to share the Joy & Freedom I now have thru my Artwork.

“The Journey to Here: Riding Appalachia” 

is a series of paintings inspired by photographs taken on the back of a motorcycle
 riding thru the mountains and country roads.

I love to share the beauty I experience as we ride on!!

I also design custom frames from Barn wood

and local metals from farms and antique shops.

ENJOY The RIDE !

My Medium

blue ridge parkway, motorcycles, riding art, photos, fall leaves, Appalachian mountains, paintings

My paintings are inspired from photos I take while riding on the back of a motorcycle thru beautiful back roads and mountains all over the US.   

My Inspiration

blue ridge parkway, motorcycles, riding art, photos, fall leaves, Appalachian mountains, paintings

Do what you love & share it as much as possible.

I enjoy riding motorcycles thru this great land, and in the Appalachian mountains!  All of my pieces are directly influenced by these rides in the BackRoads!!  -  Enjoy the Ride!!. 

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