Nature and it’s complexities has always been a passion of Kathleen’s. The expressive results are most often seen in paintings of flowers, horses and birds. In Kathleen’s words; “My images are always symbolic of human experiences, specifically my own personal inspirations, joys, interests and concerns in life.”
The flowers often include a life cycle of buds and full blooms as well as fallen petals, dead flowers and seed pods, representing man’s own cycles of life/death/life.
The Horses also carry a message beyond the beauty of the animal to the perseverance in the journey as it takes them and us to a “gentle place of acceptance”.
Birds have always been significant in Kathleen’s work. A repeated image in her most recent work is the Raven, representing us in our challenging times of change. The raven is a creature of high intelligence, creativity, strong family ties, complex communication and, like us, possesses great survival intelligence.