Kathleen was fortunate to be allowed to draw and paint on the walls as a child. Why stop playing now? She is comfortable in many mediums – acrylic, oil, encaustic, fabric, jewelry, glass sculpture, and pate de verre. It is the strength and beauty of people and the prairies that inspires her. Her work expresses an overwhelming interest in time and mortality. Time of day, time of life, how little or great the time. She continuously works on developing new and creative techniques — such as merging her love of painting and glass.
Kathleen currently holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and has furthered her studies in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design and Red Deer College.
Kathleen works with Artists in Healthcare to facilitate Art Next to the Big Blue Chair. This program is a fun creative way for cancer patients to relax during their chemotherapy treatment. She is also involved in Art Next to the Beside at an interim care facility. This merging of art and caring is a natural extension of Kathleen’s work as a chemotherapy nurse.