Canadian Figurative Artist Kathryn Kaiser

A thing must stir my emotions before I can portray it in paint. Through allegory I strive to bridge the space between the tangible and the ephemeral.

I work mainly in oil, acrylic and dry media; materials that allow me to express my vision intuitively and immediately.

I approach each piece from a unique perspective — allowing my work to stay fresh, which keeps the process ever evolving and expanding.

Un-Entitled (Detail) Oil on 24" x 30" canvas. Kathryn Kaiser.

Born in Alberta, Canada, Kathryn attended University of Lethbridge, where she studied Fine Arts, Psychology and Aboriginal Studies. As a young teen she was awarded scholarships to The Alberta College of Art and the Banff School of Fine Arts. She has since taken classes and workshops and otherwise expands her talents and experience wherever she can. Her creative influences are mainly expressive figurative artists like Jenny Savillle, Peter Doig, John Hartman and Chris Gwaltney.

Ms Kaiser is a board member of ODAC (Orillia District Arts Council), an active member of OMAH (Orillia Museum of Art and History), MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON and Quest Art in Midland Ontario. Kathryn participates in the esteemed annual Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour each year, as well as the Coldwater & Area Studio Tour (CAST) and is involved in various projects promoting artists and their work in Ontario and internationally, as well as humanitarian work with refugees and new Canadians.

Kathryn does both black and white and coloured architectural renderings for various design, architectural and landscaping companies. She has been active in the Orillia Streets Alive (street art) project for the past few years and has enjoyed it immensely. Public and street art holds a growing interest for her.

Teaching is another one of Kathryn’s accomplishments and treasures. It is always an honour to encourage others to overcome their apprehension, enabling them to open to the process and express themselves creatively.