Nearly a year and a half ago, Kathe Fraga was extended an elite honor when her new collection of Chinoiserie inspired paintings were selected for the limited edition Clé de Peau Beauté US Holiday 2017 Collection. (Luxury cosmetic brand, Clé de Peau Beauté is a global make-up company and part of the Japanese company Shiseido). Alongside Amanda Seyfreid, selected as the spokeswoman and muse, Kathe’s artwork is now the gorgeous 2017 holiday collection packaging.
At that time in 2016, I was commissioned by Kathe to capture images of her that would serve as her artist bio portrait for Clé de Peau Beauté press releases and in store global launches.
Until the recent international release, Kathe was bound by confidentiality and therefore so was I. Albeit my part very, very, very minuscule, it was a delight for me, no doubt. I am now happy to be able to share some images of this artist extraordinaire. I’ve admired her art for decades. She and husband Jeff live in a historic home here on beautiful Bainbridge Island.