Welcome to my website!
Let me introduce myself… my name is Kathryn and I am an Artist based in beautiful Bantry, West Cork.
I specialize in ink animal portraits/illustrations and have worked as a portrait artist for 6 years from my home while I looked after my young family. I also enjoy painting the evocative Irish scenery I am lucky enough to be surrounded by. I love to paint with ink, watercolour, acrylic and gouache and much more!
I have a degree in Interior Architecture which ignited my love for Art and Design; I then was fortunate to work for two independent small businesses which showed me the commercial and business side of craft and design, which fascinated me and before long I started my own small creative business painting bespoke portraits. Art has always been a passion of mine and so throughout the years I have practiced, sold artwork, exhibited and had the opportunity to experiment with different styles and mediums.
Now the young man is off to school I have started teaching Art Classes in Bantry which has always been a dream of mine! There is no greater joy than seeing my students progress, grow in confidence and find their passion. I believe that because I am self-taught and worked as a portrait artist for years that this has given me the opportunity to see art and creativity from a different perspective, my classes reflect that and encourage individuality and experimentation. I encourage my students to try different things and to enjoy the process! If you are interested in joining us please do contact me through the contact form.
To see a portfolio of my work please see my Instagram page