A selection of new pieces by Knoxville, Tennessee, artist Kathie Odom will be on view until November 22 in the Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta, and then the plein air painter will prepare for a second show in December in her hometown. “It’s overwhelming and awesome,” says Odom.

In Atlanta, for “New Works by Kathie Odom,” the artist will show paintings done in the last year, including several painted just for this exhibition. “It’s a lot about life in the South, paintings of things you see along the roadside, and farm life,” Odom says about the show at Lagerquist Gallery.

“Stop, Stay Awhile,” by Kathie Odom, oil, 12 x 16 in. Courtesy of Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta

“Choosing Christmas,” by Kathie Odom, oil, 10 x 20 in. Courtesy of The District Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

“The Warmth of Work,” by Kathie Odom, oil, 11 x 14 in. Courtesy of The District Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

In December, Odom will show different pieces in her hometown of Knoxville at The District Gallery & Framery. The show, titled “Chasing Light,” has a seasonal theme. “It has more of a Christmas feel,” says Odom. A highlight of that show is “Choosing Christmas,” a painting that depicts a parking lot Christmas-tree stand, complete with trailer, strung lights, and wreaths. “I painted that last year and hid it all year, saving it for this show,” says the artist. “I painted it from a Kroger’s parking lot. I’ve had a lot of luck painting from Kroger grocery store parking lots. Maybe that will be the theme for a show down the line,” she says with a laugh.


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