Largely a self taught artist, Kathy grew up surrounded by the art of her father, Arctic artist Maurice Haycock and his close painting partner of 30 years, A. Y. Jackson of the Canadian Group of Seven. She cites them as her major influences. Early Arctic trips with her father introduced her to the lure of the North and inspired a sweeping and graceful rhythm in her work.
Kathy is a dedicated plein air painter. Her first five years of oil painting were exclusively outside onsite. Though she now works about 1/3 of the time in her studio on developing themes and large canvases, she continues to consider painting to be mainly an outdoor activity. Wilderness landscapes are her favourite motif. Daily she steps outside her home into the Algonquin boreal forest. Frequently she returns to the Arctic to paint its vast powerful reaches, or sometimes heads south to the parched deserts of the American Southwest.
Kathy exhibits extensively across Canada and in the USA in juried shows. Her work is represented in galleries and private, public and corporate collections from the Yukon to Newfoundland, and in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia.
Price Range: $250 - $3,000