Kathy Haycock grew up surrounded by the art of her father, Arctic artist Maurice Haycock and his close painting partner of 30 years, A. Y. Jackson of the Canadian Group of Seven. She cites them as the primary influences in her work. Arctic trips with her father introduced her to the lure of the North, inspiring a sweeping and graceful rhythm in her work.
A dedicated plein air painter, Haycock continues to consider painting to be a mainly outdoor activity. Wild landscapes are her favourite motif which she experiences every time she steps outside her Eaganville, ON cabin into the Algonquin boreal forest. She also frequently returns to the Arctic to paint its vast powerful reaches, or sometimes heads south to the parched deserts of the American Southwest in her constant search for “the ideal painting place.”
Haycock exhibits extensively across Canada and the US in juried shows. Her work is represented in galleries and private, public and corporate collections from the Yukon to Newfoundland, the US, Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia.
The vernissage for this show will take place June 7th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.