I started doing calligraphy when I was twelve, using a fine liner to do certificates for our church. As a young adult, I took formal classes and have had the privilege of studying with some wonderful teachers from England, the US, and South Africa. I taught and studied for many years focusing on lettering, color, illumination, fine detail painting and related aspects of calligraphy and watercolor painting. I regularly attend workshops on painting and calligraphy to learn more as I like being challenged!
I have a busy teaching schedule in the area as well as presenting workshops out of town. Commissions and other work occupy the rest of my work time too. It is a wonderful life!
The Kaese family now reside in Fargo, ND. I am active in many non-profits for art and music in the area, a partner with The Arts Partnership and volunteer my services in the community where you will often find me doing calligraphy bookmarks at events at schools or in the community.
Area Woman magazine did a profile on me in their October/November edition so click here to read this article. I also was asked to write an article on the St John’s Bible – one of my passions that I keenly follow and delight in doing public presentations on too.
In April 2011 I was awarded the YWCA Woman of Year for Arts and Communications. A truly humbling experience to have even been nominated at all. Click here for the press release on this amazing honor. In 2013 and 2015 I was awarded two medals for teaching as well as the Silver Brush Award for services to art in our area.