Kathy Dolan, MPAC, SCA, IGOR (Former NOAA)
Kathy is an international award winning artist who has exhibited in juried and group exhibitions in Canada and the US, and debuted a solo show in 2014 . She has won awards for her pastels, graphite, watercolour, photography, and oil paintings. Kathy has had her work published in well known art books and magazines, and among her latest achievements are features in ‘Strokes Of Genius’ 9 and 10; publications by North Light Books.
Kathy currently holds “Master Pastellist” designation with the Pastel Artists Canada(MPAC, PAC), an elected member of the International Guild of Realism and is a signature member of The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). She had prior signature member of Northern Ontario Art Association N.O.A.A. and is currently a member of the Ingersoll Creative Art Centre.
Kathy has taught numerous workshops in different mediums and also shares her talent by volunteering to teach weekly classes to a group where she winters in Florida.
Kathy’s works can be found in corporate and private collections in North America and Abroad. Corporate collections include an original watercolour painting of the old Domtar powerhouse before it was refurbished. A print of this painting was put in the town’s 100 year time capsule which will be opened in 2102.
Kathy lives in Ingersoll, Ontario with her husband Paul, where she finds plenty of inspiration in her beautiful surroundings.
“I’ve always felt the need to share my art. I paint not only for self gratification, but also to share in the hope that others will feel the same emotions. I don’t merely want you to see what I saw; my goal is that my paintings will transcend your senses; and you’ll feel as though you could walk into the painting; feel the sunlight on your face, hear the sounds of nature, and perhaps walk a bit deeper into the forest. By recreating the scene realistically, paying attention to the textures, shapes and colours in the landscape and how the sunlight affects them, I hope that I can achieve this.”
What's with the letters after my name you ask?
As an artist, one of my goals it to earn signature status – an honour bestowed in different societies and groups that stands for achieving a certain level of consistent excellence. I currently hold “Master Pastellist” designation with the Pastel Artists of Canada (MPAC), is a signature member of The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) , and The International Guild Of Realism (IGOR). She is a former signature member of N.O.A.A. (Northern Ontario Art Association)
My goals are to achieve Eminent status with Pastel Artists Canada (MPAC_EP)- In order to achieve this high standard I need to gain acceptance into 15 juried PAC exhibitions as well as earning 3 or more awards. (As of March 2021 I’ve been accepted into 13 juried exhibitions and have earned 2 awards)
Society Of Canadian Artists
International Guild Of Realism