Katalin Ehling

Over the course of my long art career, I have done many art forms.  However,  it is batik which was the major one for over 40 years.  During the last few, I have added mixed media non representational paintings, collage works and have become fascinated by the unpredictability of encaustic monotypes.  My current series reflect my heritage, thus calling them "Personal Biography".  Hungary is the country of my birth.  Its language and culture were a large part of my upbringing, including during the five years living in Bavaria after the war and then emigrating to the United States in 1950.  Over the decades, travels have taken me to many parts of the world:  Indonesia, Japan, China and most countries in Europe.  Provence proved to be the most inspirational, but Hungary remains closest to my heart. 

THE NIGHT THE GRANDFATHERS DANCED by Linda Theresa Raczek was published by Northland Press in 1995. Later that year, it received the Best Juvenile Book Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage organization.  For the first time, batik was used as a medium to illustrate a children's book. I was honored to have been asked to do it.

In 2011, I wrote and published WAXING LIFE, memoir of my 50 years as an artist. 

Both books are available on 


Gallery Exhibitions


1971-1996:   Suzanne Brown Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona

1973-1995:   El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona

1973-1996:   New Mexico Galleries: Field Contemporary and Marcus Gallery, Santa Fe; Julia Black Gallery and El Taller, Taos

1975-1998:   California Galleries:  Adagio, Palm Springs/Palm Desert; Hobar Gallery, Santa Barbara; Texas Galleries:  NiWoDiHi, Austin;  Arrowhead, Houston; StudioW, El PasoFlorida Gallery:  Santa Fe Trails, Sarasota

1987: Budapest Galleria, Budapest, Hungary

1997 to present: participated in annual Hidden in the Hills Open Studio Tour in  Cave Creek/Carefree/Scottsdale, Arizona and the annual Flagstaff Open Studio Tour, Arizona

1999: Gent, Belgium:  children's book on exhibit during International Batik Conference

2000: Helsinki, Finland:  batiks in group exhibit

2002: Hannover, Germany:  batiks on exhibit during Batik of Change Conference

2009: Scottsdale, Arizona:  Textures Gallery

2013 to present: Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, Prescott, Arizona