Celebrating my 50th, Hotel Kenney, Elgin, Canada

Celebrating my 50th, Hotel Kenney, Elgin, Canada

About Kathy

I live in sunny Temecula, Southern California with my two dogs and architect husband in an adobe style home we built ourselves. My work and life is inspired by my shamanic practice, daily painting and country living.

Artist Statement

Over the past 25 years as an artist I have always been searching for HOME. Painting is my delight, my comfort, my healing solace. I paint women's faces to find home, perhaps in an ongoing search for parts gone missing. I paint elves and fairies because as an adoptee I too know otherworldliness and empathize with those who feel apart and different. I paint the beasts we love because they are my steadfast companions and they keep me wild at heart. I seek to heal myself by painting from the soul and to help others who are also seeking home, family, belonging, beauty and peace.

Background

Born 1965 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Kathy lives and works in Temecula, Southern California. A professional artist since 1992 and a soul reader since 2008 Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Queen’s University and a Diploma in Graphic Design & Illustration from St. Lawrence College.

Kathy has exhibited her work at numerous places including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in collections including the UCLA Arts Library and the Carnegie Library. She has worked as an educator and mentor for Mt. San Jacinto College, Laguna Outreach Community Artists,HGTV and Wise Woman University .

Me & m'luv (Sept. 2017)

Me & m'luv (Sept. 2017)

Kathy’s work has been published in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman and Witches & Pagans Magazine, to name a few. She has self-published books, zines, four oracle decks and two eClasses. Kathy has exhibited her work at select art fairs including the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival, New York Stationary Show and the Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market. Her artwork has been licensed as greeting cards, fabric blocks, handbags and tattoos. She is a founding member of The Temecula Artist’s Circle, Temecula Writer’s Café, and Riverside Art Museum Printmaker’s Network

In my happy place on the water in Ontario, Canada

In my happy place on the water in Ontario, Canada

Our home in Temecula, California

Our home in Temecula, California

My girls; Abby & Djinn Djinn

My girls; Abby & Djinn Djinn

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My Journey into the Goddess Womb Cave

The journey below was filmed in Sage, California near my home. I've played classical flute since high school but later discovered the Native American flute and was hooked; it's such a magical instrument. Playing it helps me call upon my totem animal, the owl. I do not usually give readings in a cave as depicted below, but it's a great place to celebrate the seasonal festivals and to cool down in the summer when it tops a 100 degrees outside.