Large Hand Beaded Gourd by Kathy Kills Thunder, measures 9'' x 10'', beautiful vibrant beadwork, Artist Bio: Kathleen Kills Thunder (her legal name) was born in 1947 in Seattle, WA. Her father, Ben Kills Thunder, was a Sioux Indian from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in NE Montana. Her mother was Spanish/Irish. Kathy grew up shuttling back and forth between Seattle and the Colville Indian Reservation in NE Washington. Kathy has been painting and beading since she was six. She uses a bright color palette and prodigious imagination in creating her painted and beaded work. Kathy currently lives in SE Arizona and raises buffalo when she is not pursuing her artistic endeavors.