Painting daily from her carriage house studio surrounded by historic gardens, Kathy Cousart’s work is inspired by light, color relationships and beautiful movement.   Nature and everyday happenings are influences as those elements are woven into strongly designed compositions that touch others.   A former Golf Coach at UGA and married to a PGA Professional, Kathy built upon that belief of learning solid fundamentals in art just like golf and worked tirelessly for years to attain that.    Always a creative soul, Cousart found her love of painting through her close connection with nature and especially gardens. Kathy also knows that painting came to her when it was supposed to.  Painting was a place to escape to and find peace while caring for her Mother with severe dementia the last 10 years.   She now knows that finding that peace in the paint is a gift for her to share and pass on to others.     

Kathy began her art education by mentoring for years under Master Painter Jim Richards and studying under many nationally known teachers at intensive advanced workshops.   Her early artistic training was focused on the classical and representational including painting plein air but it has always been Kathy's natural instinct to depict the surroundings in abstract forms.    No matter what Cousart is painting, most of the paintings evolve as an intuitive reaction to her surroundings, be it interior space, inner space, or landscape. 

Using painterly gesture and an internal sense of color to evoke this kind of sensory memory in her work, Cousart applies many layers of her own custom mixed paint.    There’s a depth and history there as traces of previous layers will remain visible, allowing colors to interact in ways that are spontaneous and joyful.  Kathy’s compositions develop through a series of decisions that are both conscious and unconscious with those all important fundamentals ever present.  With great respect and sensitivity to these evolving colors and shapes, Kathy Cousart’s very personal abstract language emerges.   Her paintings are an ongoing process of addition and subtraction until everything on the canvas co-exists with a depth and intensity that seems balanced with a harmonious sense of peace.  

Known for her work with a “beautiful thread of softness and grace” Cousart paints daily striving to portray all the peace and grace that she experiences into each painting while pushing into abstraction as far as the paint will take her no matter the subject.   

In Kathy’s many years of painting, she has had numerous shows and group exhibitions.  An award winning artist, Kathy has been featured on many blogs and in a variety of magazines.  “Cousart” paintings are in many Corporate and Private Collections nationally including UGA and UNC.   Kathy loves to collaborate and has participated in several Southern Living Homes and also Southeastern Designer Showhouse.   Kathy Cousart is proud to be called an Exclusive Artist of the Georgia PGA and also Sea Island Golf Shop where her love of art and golf have merged.  



Anderson Fine Art Gallery, Saint Simon's Island, GA
Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH 
Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN
Heery's Too!, Athens, GA 
Liza Pruitt Art, Richmond, VA 
Sea Island Golf Shop, Exclusive Artist, Sea Island, GA
Saatchi Art



BSED, University of Georgia, 1980
Teaching Certification in Visually Impaired, Mercer University, 1981
Self Taught with National Art Workshops and Intensive Study/Mentoring- Continued Education 2010-2020



Lyndon House Show, 35 Women of Expressive Abstracts, June 2020

Artist for Southeastern Design Home, April/May 2018 Artist for Southern Living Home, NC 2017                       Two Artist Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2016
"Lovely" Show at Anne Neilson Fine Art, Jan-Feb 2016
Group Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2015
Group Show, Bennett Gallery, 2015
Masterpieces and Minis Show, Gregg Irby, 2015
Artist in Nashville Symphony Home, 2015, Nashville, TN
Artist for Designer Tour of Homes, 2015, Raleigh, NC
Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA of America
Artist for Southern Living Inspired Home, Georgia, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist Month of March, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist, March, 2014
Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN, 2013-2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, April 2013 to August 2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Low Country Show, April 2013
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April 2013 to March 2014
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April Flowers Bring May Flowers Show, 2013
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Small Works Show, December 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Golf Show,October 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Emerging Artist Show, August 2012


Corporate and Private Collections

Private Collection Coach Kirby and MaryBeth Smart  Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA
Private Collection Bubba Watson, PGA
Private Collection to Davis Love III, PGA
Private Collection Sonny Seiler, Breeders of UGA Mascots
Collection- University of Georgia and UGA Campus- Butts-Mehre Building
Collection- Offices of Bulldog Club Foundation, UGA Campus
Corporate Collection- Horseshoe Bend County Club, Atlanta, GA
Professional Organizations
American Impressionist Society, 2013-2020
Oil Painter’s of America, Associate Member, 2013-2020
Athens Art Association, 2011-2020
Daily Paintworks, 2011, 2012
Juried Member of Daily Painter Originals, 2011


Atlanta Homes Magazine, Southeastern Design Home      Atlanta Homes Magazine, Smart Home Exclusive     Painting in TV Show "Nashville" 2015/2016              Painting in HGTV Show "Nashville Fixer Upper" 2015/2016
Six Paintings in TV Show "Southern Charm", 2014/2015
Cover of Nashville Arts and Home Magazine, 2015
Pretty Pink Tulips, April 2014
Cover Artist for Fore Georgia Magazine, 2012