Kathy Ann Sullivan grew up a happy child in a military family. A love of foreign lands and adventure probably influenced her majoring in French in college, living in France, and a number of bicycling trips through Europe. A youthful love of self-expression through making things by hand became a grown-up love of art, in general, and calligraphy in particular. She has studied with a variety of teachers including Peter Thornton, Sheila Waters and Marsha Brady. Her favorite non-art activities are horseback riding and gardening, and she currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her really old, but sweet, cat.