Born to draw pictures, learned to draw conclusions.
As an award winning illustrator her work has been described as whimsical, clever and visually engaging. Whether creating detailed and precise images or simple, loose, spontaneous work she always aims to coax a smile – knowing, cheerful or wry – a more intense feeling or a better understanding of her subject . As an illustrator every project is a new challenge to communicate an idea in its most interesting and appealing visual form.
After training as a traditional artist at Toronto’s Central Technical School in an intensive 3 year, post secondary, special art program, she began her career with pen and ink, painting and then collage work. Years later this segued into the digital realm where she now draws, paints and collages using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, approaching her work from a painter’s perspective.
KAth has developed an expert hand and eye for lettering work and enjoys the process of building words into pleasing and legible forms to elevate the aesthetic and message of the surrounding work.
The Baffler, Avenue Magazine, In Style, Seventeen, Toronto Life, Saturday Night, Cottage Life, Owl, West, Vancouver, Western Living, LA, Out, Outside, Avenue, Cottage Life, Explore, Canadian Business, BC Business, CA, Canadian Aviator, Mountain Life, Canadian Yachting, Flare, Gasp, V Magazine, Urban Reader Magazine, Globe and Mail, San Francisco Chronicle, Vancouver Province
Herrainco, Wasserman and Partners, J. Walter Thompson Advertising, McCann Erickson Advertising, Michael Stokley Design Associates, Arlene Cotter-Designer Esprit de corp United Airlines Claudia Schiffer Swimsuit Calendar
CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION:
Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo Owl Books 2016 Junior Library Guild selection https://shop.owlkids.com/collections/nonfiction/products/worms-for-breakfast?variant=20208747649
Chitchat: Celebrating the World’s Languages Kidscan Press 2013 2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults - Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner 2014 - Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Long-listed 2013 - Lane Anderson Award, Short-listed http://www.kidscanpress.com/products/chitchat
You are Weird, Your Body's Peculiar Parts and Funny Functions, Kidscan Press 2009 Junior Library Guild selection 2010 - Hackmatack Award, Short-listed 2010 - Silver Birch, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed 2010 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed 2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner http://www.kidscanpress.com/products/you-are-weird
1987 Western Magazine Awards Gold
1989 Art Directors Club of Toronto Merit
1990 Art Directors Club of Toronto Gold
1990 Art Directors Club of Toronto Merit
1991 National Magazine Awards Gold
1991 National Magazine Awards Silver
1991 Western Magazine Awards Gold
1991 Lotus Awards Gold
1993 National Magazine Awards Gold
1994 Applied Arts Magazine Awards Merit
1994 Adv. and Design Club of Canada Gold
1994 National Magazine Awards Gold
1995 Adv. and Design Club of Canada Merit
1996 CAPIC Bronze