Kathryn Kleekamp

Kathryn Kleekamp is the author of Cape Cod and the Islands Where Beauty and History Meet

Kathryn is a life-long visitor to Cape Cod and a full-time resident for over 20 years. After retiring from a 25-year career as a clinical bacteriologist, she began painting and writing. The second, enlarged edition of her book, Cape Cod and the Islands ~ Where Beauty and History Meet, was recently released by Schiffer Publishing.

Using over 60 of her original oil paintings depicting land and seascapes, rare historic photographs, (accompanied by her rich narrative,)  she has created an edition that captures the fundamental nature of this remarkable area. From the heartbeat of those who farmed the land, fished the seas, and captained the great schooners, the inquiring visitor will find these stories of courage and enterprise rich for thoughtful reflection.

Kathryn is an active board member of the Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and has served on the board of the Cape Cod Art Association and the Sandwich Arts Alliance. Ms. Kleekamp and her husband Charles live in the town of Sandwich and are the parents of three adult children and have four grandchildren.