Kie graduated from Skidmore College with a BS degree in Art Education.She later received her MAED from The University of Georgia. Retired from 30 years of teaching art in the public school systems, she has devoted her studio art time to the medium of transparent watercolor. She is particularly accomplished in mastering the ability to demonstrate luminosity in watercolor painting. Her subject matter is inspired by her love of nature and her surroundings.
Kie exhibits her artworks in numerous State, Regional, National and International shows.
She maintains a full time art studio overlooking Calls Creek in Watkinsville, Georgia and is sought after for her talent and ability to teach beginning, intermediate and advanced watercolor concepts and techniques.
Kie is a signature member of The Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) and holds a position on the GWS Board of Directors.
"When I jury a show, I look for many things. I look for the way the artist has handled the technical end of the painting - things such as color, composition and the various elements of design. This is what I consider to be the craft of the painting. But, beyond that, and most important, I look for the artists uniqueness of vision. This deals not with the subject, but with an individual energy and mark as well as a special way of seeing that is put down with paint on paper" Stephen Quiller, Juror