Thank you for visiting my website. I work in a variety of mediums so this site is organized roughly in categories of materials and techniques. I find great pleasure in exploring my surroundings wherever I am and I gather and photograph all means of natural and industrial detritus on my journey through life. You may find reference to these things within my work. On the other hand, you may find the actual object within my work. If you have questions please contact me.
A multi-skilled, multi-tasking island resident of Sointula, BC, Kathleen is passionate about our coast; it’s sheer beauty and its gift of providing her with unlimited creative inspiration and opportunities. Her favourite media is the one that allows her to best express her ideas. You will find her working with two and three dimensions in clay, metal, glass, paint and computers. Her work can be found internationally in personal and business collections.
A teacher for many years, Kathleen has taught all levels from preschool through post secondary as well as adult and teacher education. She retired from teaching a few years ago and established a graphics arts business and is now a full time practicing artist. She continues to teach occasional classes in her studio spaces.
Kathleen and her husband have lived and worked in British Columbia since 1970. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. They sailed the coast for over 40 years and visited areas of great inspiration. Today, they live on historic Malcolm Island, a few miles off the coast of Vancouver Island. Sointula, the island’s main community, is an active and exceptional community attracting many new residents looking for a singular yet supportive lifestyle. Kathleen’s catchphrase “Born Normal- Didn’t like it” sums her up quite well.
BA Studio Art – San Francisco State University
MA Art – Sculpture – San Francisco State University
Professional Certificate University of Victoria – British Columbia College of Teachers