Kathy grew up in Ottawa. In 1973 she moved to a rural
setting near Eganville, a small Ontario community located
between Ottawa and Algonquin Park.
There she began spinning natural fibers and weaving
tapestries inspired by her new surrounding landscape.
Kathy also worked in stained glass and then pastels
before eventually taking up oil painting in 1998. The
first two shows she entered won best of show and honourable
Though largely self-taught her interpretation is strongly
influenced by her father, Arctic painter Maurice Haycock
and by his close painting partner of 30 years, A. Y.
Jackson. Early Arctic trips with her father introduced
her to the lure of the North and inspired a sweeping
and graceful movement in her work. She has traveled
to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland since 1975.
Kathy’s lively landscape paintings are animated
with weather, wind, light, sensuous forms and rhythmic
motion. Primarily a wilderness painter, she works outside
on location in all seasons, inspired by the immediate
and exuberant experience of painting from within a landscape.
Through painting she hopes to increase awareness of
the importance and fragility of nature’s simple
and often under appreciated natural places.
Kathy has taken workshops from Charles Spratt, Lucy
Manley and Dennis Cliff. Her work is represented in
private, public and corporate collections from the Yukon
to Newfoundland, and in the USA, Europe, China and Australia.
Paintings can be viewed at Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown,
the Gallery at the Club at Bond Head, Eclipse Gallery
in Huntsville, the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour, and
at the Woodland Gallery, Eganville.
History of Painting in the Arctic – slide presentation,
South of 60 Arts Centre, 2003
Painting from Nature – demonstration South of 60
Arts Centre, 2003
Arctic Painting and Inspiration – slide presentation,
Adventure Canada 2002 and Quest Nature
Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
Arctic Quest (Founding Member)
Worldwide Nature Artists Group
Madawaska Valley Arts Council
East Central Ontario Art Association, Algonquin Park Exhibition
Plien Air Ensemble
Visual Arts Ontario
Madawaska Valley Tourist Brochure, 2003
Rural Women’s Book of Days, 2005
On-Site with Maurice Haycock, Artist of the Arctic, 2007