The Artist - Kathy Harder

Kathy Harder is a self-taught artist whose works include pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paints. She has always had a love for painting but there was little time for this as her attention focused on raising her six children. In 2017, when most of the children had grown and left home, she  eagerly picked up her paint and brushes once again.

The immense beauty and color that surrounds the North end of Vancouver Island provides ample opportunities and inspiration in both photography and art. Many of her paintings portray the everyday scenes found in this area, which include mountains, forest, and ocean. She has painted a series of ten pictures that illustrate the historic boardwalk community of Telegraph Cove, B.C., which were inspired by the many summers she spent there as a young girl.