Kathleen Slavin maintains an independent practice in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. She was raised in a large Ontario family and has family roots going back more than 100 years in Saskatchewan. Slavin is motivated to explore both of these parts of Canada and has exhibited paintings in private and public galleries and community venues.
Slavin studied Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa and completed many art classes and other opportunities in Saskatchewan through U of S Extension Division, Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, local and visiting art teachers and presenters.
Her first love as a painter was the countless possible processes of applying paint to a surface. She uses a variety of techniques to hover between abstract and representational elements. The spectacular Saskatchewan forest and prairie are sources of inspiration as are the colour and rocks of the home of her Ontario family. The seasonal beauty of my personal garden, and the visual richness of travel provide other muses for Slavin's work.