Kathleen Palmeri, KPALM, is a New Jersey-based artist. Over the years, Palmeri's artistic style transitioned from abstract expressionism to realism and back again to abstraction. She works mostly with palette knives to create layer upon layer of color and texture. The juxtaposition of colors and shapes becomes a process that is organic, intuitive and calming. Palmeri often uses text and scratches to portray a message, some are clear and some are hidden. Her work is grounded in emotion and has so many hidden messages to uncover.