Kathleen Stemler ~ Artist Profile

My Art Beginnings

My name is Kathleen (Heiner) Stemler and I have been a Western region girl at heart all my life. Born in Ogden, Utah in 1959 graduating from Ogden High School in 1978 and from Stevens Henager Business College in 1979 through an accelerated program. I moved to Reno, Nevada in 1985 and then moved to Carson City (the Capitol of Nevada) in 1992. I have over 30 years of professional office administration experience working primarily in education and then transitioned into manufacturing for six years. I worked at United Savings and Loan, Division of Continuing Education at Weber State College, for the Dean of Natural Sciences at Weber State College (all based in Ogden, Utah). Abaris, Abaris Training and Astromec, Inc., in Northern Nevada to name a few. I retired in 2002 and started a little business outsourcing my administrative skills to small business for a few years. I have been married to my best friend for over 20 years and our children are dogs and cats. I have lost many over the years, but they are always a huge part of our life and we only adopt rescues. I enjoy creating art, hiking, biking, gardening, knitting to name a few things. I have been a volunteer for a number of years with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) in Carson City.


In 2013, I took four Zentangle classes and I was hooked. Many friends and family were asking me if they could have copies of my various art as I was sharing them on Facebook. I mailed out many prints for about six months and was elated that people wanted them. After much thought, on March 9, 2014, I decided to create a website and venture into a little business I named "Kathleen's Art Creations". My designs were all "Zentangle® Inspired Art" for the first few years. Please visit www.zentangle.com to learn more about this amazing and therapeutic method and art form.

I began broadening my horizons and started doing colorful abstract designs incorporating animals, scenery, flowers, etc. I fell in love with the free form of abstract work and the magic that happens. I continue to do both art forms.


My number one goal with my business has always been "to bring smiles and make people happy". I have expanded my product line from note cards and prints opening up a Zazzle Store. My Zazzle products range from canvas art, mugs, totes, trivets, clothes, bath mats, and much more. February 2016, I collaborated with VIDA and began putting my designs on beautiful, soft and luxurious scarves and tees. I also donate much of my art to groups helping with animal vet care and much more.

My art possibilities are endless and I continue to grow and learn with each piece I do. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you find something you love.

Kathleen's Art Creations

Kathleen's Art Creations


~ CASI, Carson Animal Services Imitative, Business Partner


~ CRCS, Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary, Sponsor


~ NEBTR, Northeaster Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc., Donor

~ Lone Mountain Veterinary. Note Card donations


~ Pets of the Homeless. Note Card donations


~ Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital


~BooBoo's Buddies Pet Hotel, Daycare and Grooming


~Carson Tahoe SPCA