Kathleen Hope’s work is influenced by her diverse background in Interior Design and Color Psychology. Hope’s art fuses all that intrigues and inspires her. Kathleen Hope's mixed and multi-media paintings assert themselves with a commanding physical presence. Her mostly non-objective pieces have a confident physicality to them that is a result of Hope's expertise with color, and her muscular blend of cement, plaster, pigment and collage in varying combinations. Her mark making, done with various paint and drawing tools, is unselfconscious in an automatic writing kind of way. The combination of these strengths makes for a very handsome and unusual body of work, which is uncommon, and so is the ground she works on.
Her art is in the collections of Marriott Hotels, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and Amkor Technology Corporation, among others. She’s been recognized by the Senior Curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Faber Birren National Color Award, the Midwest National Abstract exhibition in Indianapolis and the Nora Rockwell Lawrence-assistant curator in the Museum of Modern Art Museum in New York.