...painting your memories


It’s my 30th anniversary of painting homes, pets, portraits and prints of Hamilton.

Hillcrest 2

Summer in the City


Welcome to the web site of  Kathryn Smith.
…painting your memories

Kathryn Smith is one of the area’s best loved artists, painting scenes that reflect city life and the beauty of the Southern Ontario landscape and has been making her living as an artist for over 20 years.

Smith knew that she wanted to be an artist at the early age of six. “The kids in my class all had to paint a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up and I painted myself standing in front of a lake and trees with an easel in front of me. It was a very immature drawing, but that was my dream.” Living in the City of Hamilton, Ontario gave her the opportunity to attend the Dundas Valley School of Art where she studied under master artist Gordon Perrier for 3-1/2 years, after which she started doing private commissions of people’s homes, children and pets. Kathryn has a realistic style with a painterly approach   to all of her subjects. She works in oils, watercolor and acrylic, but most of her limited editions have been reproduced from her watercolor paintings of well-known buildings, steeped in history and filled with memories.  Her works hang in private and corporate collections across North America.

Kathryn currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her two faithful studio assistants, Chaucer, a West Highland Terrier and Catya, a black, Burmese foundling. Kathryn is a member of several art societies, including Portrait Painters of America.

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@ 905-528-4197