Kathryn AmissonBorn in Manitoba, Kathryn Amisson moved with her family to the west coast of British Columbia at an early age.  Possessing a natural talent since childhood she attended the Alberta College of Art in 1970 and it was in 1978 that she began painting full time.  Kathryn is mostly self-taught and has become well-known for her landscapes and seascapes working in a variety of mediums.  Both her prairie roots and her love of the west coast have instilled in her a passion for wide open spaces.

After years of painting familiar coastal scenes, a switch to the medium of acrylic has altered her focus.  A rolling wave, the churning sea, a bubbling cloud formation with its constantly changing shape all have awakened her senses and brought about a new freedom to her work. The beauty found within nature’s mosaic excites and inspires Kathryn as she revels in the magic of an explosive sky or the undulating and pounding surf.

Kathryn is proud to be one of the ’Artists in Residence’ at the now well-known event, “Painters @ Painter’s” held annually at Campbell River, BC.  Invited since its inception in 1994 she has participated every year along with such renowned artists as Ted Harrison, Len Gibbs, Robert Genn, and Dorothy Oxborough just to name a few.  Kathryn has served as the Honorary Chair for the CNIB  ‘Eye Appeal’, a major fundraising event held annually in Victoria, BC.  Her work has been purchased by individuals and collectors worldwide and her efforts in aiding and contributing to her chosen group of charities is well acknowledged and recognized.  She devotes her full time to the accomplishment of her much loved profession.  Kathryn and her husband, Graeme Roberts, reside at Brentwood Bay, close to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.