Kathy’s major creative influence comes from her father, Arctic artist Maurice Haycock and his long- time painting partner AY Jackson of the Canadian Group of Seven. Their paintings and stories filled her world as she was growing up. Arctic trips with her father in 1976 and 1984 introduced her to the irresistible lure of the North.
After years as a fiber artist and tapestry weaver, Kathy was introduced to oil paints in 1998 by her sister Karole, an experienced painter who had been taught by their dad, Maurice. Now a dedicated plein air painter, she finds unlimited inspiration right outside her home in Easter Ontario’s Algonquin wilderness.
Kathy exhibits in solo and juried group shows across Canada. Her award-winning paintings are featured in numerous books and publications. Her works is represented in public and commercial galleries and in private, public and corporate collections across the globe.
A firm supporter of conservation, Kathy annually donates a portion of her sales to environmental causes.