As well as her illustration work, Kathy creates conceptual art, exploring process works and installations. Pigment, viscosity and movement are key factors in her art, and occasionally glimmers of her personal work transfer into her illustrations. She has studied graphics, illustration and fine art.
Kathy has a spontaneous and playful approach to a brief, choosing the medium that best suits the job in hand. “One of the joys of working in this way is focusing in the moment, using a triptych of experience, knowledge and happenstance,” she says.
Kathy’s work is often light and minimal, relying on strong lines, deftly applied and mark-making techniques. She uses watercolour and ink, using colour to highlight and accentuate her figurative work rather than to dazzle.