A resident of Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia, Kathryn was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in the UK, Canada and the United States. She has BA and MA degrees in history from McGill University, and also did course work at the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to her studies at the Art Institute, Kathryn has taken workshops and classes with such artists as Brigid Toole Grant, Philip Iverson, Sandi Komst and Barbara McLean. Over the past few years, her work has been exhibited in Nova Scotia galleries both in group shows and as featured artist.
In my paintings, I’m striving for both visual and emotional impact. I use colour, composition and, usually, a lot of texture to create the image and to give a sense of what lies beneath, whether that’s the integral structure or the underlying feeling. I find my subjects in the natural world and the world of my imagination and use abstraction and expressionism to translate those subjects onto canvas.