About Kathie Odom Kathie Odom is an East Tennessee emerging plein air artist who seeks to catch a glimpse of beauty, digest it and then let it pour. Speaking of her love of oil painting outdoors, Kathie says, "I love exploring and trying something new on canvas that draws out another bit of who I am. It's fun to learn a new technique that improves my two-dimensional language. And that makes me want to get back out there again!" Especially exciting for Kathie is to experience the atmosphere of plein air painting with other artists and observers. "I watch art grow in others when they notice how alive it is in me."