Artists make statements. Painters make paintings. I am simply and wholeheartedly a painter. I love the creamy texture of oil paints, fluid enough to blend into smooth transitions and stiff enough to delineate sharp edges. I love that each color I mix is unique, never the same as the last or the next. I love the suppleness of my brushes, allowing me to make the faintest line or the broadest sweep. I love the resilience of the canvas as it gently pushes back against my strokes. And I love the images that emerge, softly glowing back at me, images that are never exactly as I envisioned, but somehow always satisfying.
Kaffee holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania. After retiring from a fulfilling 40-year career as a professional architect, she is dedicating her time to her passion for painting. She paints in a representational mode that is guided by a contemporary aesthetic. Her work is held in private collections and has been exhibited at various venues in Massachusetts and Maryland.