Kathryn Compton has lived on the West Coast most of her adult life, both on Vancouver Island and Vancouver. In Vancouver she was a member of the Burnaby Artist Guild and when she moved back to the Island in 2009, she searched patiently for another group to paint with and finally found Studio 30.
Kathryn is thoroughly engaged in the joy of oil painting. Though initially a watercolourist, she began exploring oils in 2019 and now paints almost exclusively in oil. She loves to play with form, shadow and light in all painting mediums, but finds oil bends to her will as easily as watercolour did but gives her options watercolour did not.
Kathryn teaches both watercolour and oil techniques and considers that she herself is a perpetual student. Kathryn exhibits with Studio 30, the FCA, Arts & Culture Colwood, and SPAC (Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts).