Katy Kuhn is a gestural abstract artist. She is particularly influenced by the colors and energy of nature and the ever-changing environment. Line, color, shape, and movement all invoke feelings, daydreams, longings, and collective memories. In working abstractly the work is never fixed, but dynamic—one can see infinite relationships. Technically her paintings are organic, yet honed: Spontaneity and energy are just as important as deliberation, composition and application of materials. Kuhn has lived in Marin for over twenty years and is a third generation Californian. She has served on the Mill Valley Art Commission; created the Mill Valley “Click Off” annual photography contest; and curated numerous group art shows including “Surface/Tension: h2O,” “Dennis Hare and Friends,” and other exhibits at the ICB in Sausalito where she has worked for over a decade. She has been a juror for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (2014), The Mill Valley Milley Awards (2015), and chaired the 44th Annual ICB Winter Open Studios featuring 75 artists in 2012. She continues to be active in the community, and supports fund-raising efforts at Art for AIDS, Lymelight Foundation, CASA, and at a variety of schools and local organizations.