Kathryn Galvin

5355 Seascape Terrace


Paintings & Hand Make Dolls



Kathryn Galvin is a local Vancouver Island artist. Although primarily self-taught, she has studied with prominent American artists Frank Webb, Judi Betts and Birgit O’Connor, and with Canadian artist, Marney Ward. While living in Calgary, she was a founding member of the prestigious Interpretations Art Group. Her paintings hang in homes and offices across the country and in Great Britain.


Kathryn is an active status member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is currently president of the Nanaimo Art Group.  


I think of my work as contemporary realism. Luminous light and beautiful line inspire my work.  I work mainly in watercolor; it does such luscious things and I love the never ending learning that comes with this challenging but amazing medium. Of late, I have been exploring mixed media but always with a strong watercolor element.  Occasionally, I work with oilbar, acrylics and pen and ink. 


My 'Hello Dollies' emerged after countless trips to quilting stores where I passed time studying beautiful patterns and occasionally assisting in the choice of fabrics that went together.  In the end, I became a purchaser but not a quilter.  And so....the creation of the Hello Dollies.  They have been great fun and the source of great amusement.