Kathleen Larsen, an artist and educator from Menifee, is Arts Council Menifee’s Artist of the Month for February 2020. As a photographer, Larsen said she sees the world through a variety of lenses; some that may highlight traditional photography and some that may focus on the digital age. Larsen started her artistic journey at an early age and began passing on her knowledge by teaching kindergarten children art techniques while she was just in middle school. “Teaching was always in my blood, I guess. And I have been doing it for almost 23 years now,” she said. Larsen began her career in the art world as a self-taught graphic designer. She specialized in logo design and typesetting, and the artist was able to enjoy a steady and rewarding career in an industry that she loved.