Kathryn Jacobi was born in New York, but has spent most of her life in California. She has been an artist for 45 years. Classically trained, she counts the early Northern European Renaissance painters Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger and Roger Van der Weyden among her greatest influences. Jacobi studied painting, drawing, graphics and photography at California State University Northridge where she earned a B.A. in 1978 and an M.A. in 1980. A prolific artist in many mediums including etching, printmaking, drawing and watercolor painting, Jacobi has focused her most recent efforts in oil painting and digital photography. While visiting her studio in West Adams, it was a pleasure to see her current works in progress (at least 20) which included a large painting of floating skulls, in a mist of dark and foreboding hues, around sleeping figures – which she says was inspired by dreams and poetry. Throughout her career she has made it part of her practice to stay current with technology while still keeping the integrity of classical training.