About Kathleen Pacheco

Published art and photography, commissioned paintings, and gallery exhibitions.

Case ID images on unidentified and missing database websites, including Namus.gov and The Doe Network.

Undergraduate education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Painting and Drawing major, BFA program

Kathleen Pacheco, Artist

I started drawing when I was old enough to hold a pencil.  It was that easy and wonderful.  

Encouraged by my parents, and having a father who attended decades prior, I enrolled at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in pursuit of a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree.  

Like many other artists after college, creating art took a back seat to the challenges of everyday responsibilities.  Most recently, the past 14 years of being a primary caretaker.

On the rare occasions of spare time, I produced commissioned portrait paintings and entered the world of photography.  While photography continued and continues to be a passion, I developed a curiosity to study forensic art.  I started creating drawings of unidentified people based on post-mortem skull photos, and autopsy photos provided by Medical Examiner's offices across the United States.  Some of those drawings are now used by Medical Examiner's offices as their Case Identification images, and are published in books and on websites related to specific missing and unidentified cases.

A simple purchase of an adult coloring book reignited my desire to draw and create with the use of new found tools.  Whether using my imagination or my own photographs to make art, I was reinvigorated.  

I'm currently producing new drawings, illustrations and paintings and will post them to this website, as well as, my Instagram page.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this website of my art work.  It is a pleasure to share it with you.

Please use the Contact page for all inquiries.

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Kathleen Pacheco,  
Amethyst Mist Arts