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Kate Moynihan working her palette knife painting oils paints on canvas

Kate Moynihan relishes color!  For twelve years in her career as a nurse Kate was fascinated by behavioral response to color. Returning to school to further her art education kate concentrated on color relationships and now enjoys using color as an anchor in her artwork

In addition to the strong use of color, Kate is known for her application of texture. Painting with watercolors, the use of texture is applied by mixing rice papers, ink, and occasionally, acrylic. Tactile layers are achieved in oil paints using a palette knife technique.

Kate’s birch tree designs are her trademark images. The tree’s craggy bark fit the textural techniques of Kate’s style. As a Michigan native, Kate is fond of this wetland tree but throughout the years the motif has taken on the identity of other geographical trees being called a poplar, aspen, or cottonwood. Kate’s impressionistic style easily allows for viewer’s imagination. “My spirit is lifted when someone takes ownership of one of my paintings. I love it to become theirs.”

Floral, dunes and landscapes are other favorites Kate paints in her impressionistic style. She is also an accomplished abstract artist using her papers and textiles to create geometry and color harmony.  Her original artwork is sold in her retail gallery in the heart of historic downtown Holland, Michigan.  Many other galleries in Michigan have reproductions of some of her works in giclee limited edition format.  More of her work can be viewed and ordered on-line through the Artaissance Web Site...a company specializing in decor art.               

Some of Kate's art



Kate Moynihan opened Moynihan Gallery & Framing, Inc. in the spring of '93 with her husband Larry Weller. Kate has a fine art background and Larry was a commercial photographer before they opened the 3,500' gallery.

Larry's daughter Allison Dempkey is the principle buyer for the store and has been working with Kate and Larry almost from the beginning. 

The framing production manager, Lisa Lancaster has been an associate since the store opened. Most of the staff have many years with the business and feel like family.

Customer service is the cornerstone of the gallery's success.


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Moynihan Gallery & Framing, Inc.

28 East 8th St.

Holland, MI 49423

(800) 279-8775   (616) 394-0093




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