Kathy is inspired by the mountain, moor, and coastal landscapes of Pembrokeshire, Ireland, the South Downs, and Cornwall.
Her approach to painting is to immerse herself in the landscape by looking, walking, and sketching in black and white, she makes notes in her sketchbook about the colours she sees and the sounds she hears as she explores. She then seeks to create a personal response to those places.
In the studio she will develop a larger response to a particular place, her memory of the landscape transfigured by paint and imagination. She seeks to make an expressive interpretation using the complexity of forms, colour, light, surfaces and textures that she has seen, felt, remembered, or imagined, and which emerge in the act of painting.
Painting is pleasure, joy, energy, struggle, battle, doing and undoing.