Kathy Swift


KATHY E. SWIFT

Kathy is an active artist living and working from Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

                Forever changing, and always willing to experiment with something new and different are characteristics that best describe Kathy. Her love of colour and texture plays an important role in her work. 

 

                 Kathy has been studying watercolour painting and other water-based mediums since 1988. She has been involved in numerous workshops with various B.C. and American Artists during this time, and continues to enjoy trying new techniques and ideas.

Her love of watercolour and art have led her into teaching assignments, where her main focus has been on teaching children and adults how to paint in watercolour and mixed media techniques. Kathy has taught through the Delta Arts Council and the South Delta Artists' Guild as well as her present focus on teaching adults and children with her business partner through the company they have formed, "TriArt". Kathy also spent the 1997/98 academic year at Langara College studying Fine Arts, with her focus on Printmaking and Sculpture.

Her journey has lead to her present position working for International Artist Magazine, as an assistant to the International Editor.

Kathy is a Director with the South Delta Artists' Guild, including positions that included coordinating their workshops for seven years, sitting as Vice President from 1995 to 97, and actively participating in numerous local shows. Kathy is also a member of the Delta Community Arts Council, and has exhibited in their galleries in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.

 Becoming an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1991, Kathy has exhibited in numerous juried shows in their gallery, and took on the position of Secretary in 1993, continuing to sit on the Board as a Member at Large until 1996.  Kathy sat as the Executive Assistant on the very successful "AIM FOR ARTS International Exhibition" committee. 

Kathy's work is included in private collections across Canada, the United States, and abroad and hangs regularly in various locations in Delta and the Lower Mainland.