Having lived and worked in coastal BC towns her whole life, Kathi Rudko now paints and teaches art classes and workshops from her home studio at Miracle Beach. She displays her work locally and frequently exhibits with the Wet Paint Group of artists (www.wetpaintshowandsale.weebly.com. She has volunteered as a docent and served as a board member at the Campbell River Art Gallery, and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and several Arts Councils.
“I paint for three main reasons: to preserve a moment in time when I have been touched by beauty or mystery, to challenge myself to transform my vision into technically strong artworks, and finally to just relish the pure pleasure of moving pencil or pigment over a surface.
Having painted in watercolour for more than a decade I now paint primarily in acrylic and oil, savouring each for its unique power. Over the last few years I have been exploring old wax and oil and other mixed media techniques, exploring more playful and loose interpretations of the natural world.
My subject matter is eclectic. The coast and islands of Vancouver Island are my home and inspire my art, the vanishing of large tracts of forest and wild coastal areas are in my mind as I create my landscapes. Another subject I never stray far from is the figure, primarily women and children, and travelling continues to inspire many architectural paintings.”