A longtime passion for Montana and its landscapes inspires Helena artist Kathryn “Kathy” Fehlig’s art.
An exhibit of 16 of her current pastel and acrylic works is on display at the Holter Museum of Art through August.
Fehlig, who has deep family roots in Helena, was one of those artists who it turns out is “a natural.” Her love of art and her artistic gifts first emerged in kindergarten, which is when she remembers first getting praised for her artwork.
“You drew remarkable things,” her mother told her years later.
Fehlig, a Helena native, left Montana when she was 10, when her father relocated the family to St. Louis. But Fehlig admits she couldn’t wait to move back, which she did in 1968.
It was in fifth grade, that “I first realized I had talent,” she said during a recent interview at her home studio. Her teacher that year was trained in art and was