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A deeper connection to nature through creativity.

Hello, I'm Kaitlyn

I am an interdisciplinary visual artist and herbalist. My art practice is based in mindfulness and fosters a deeply rooted connection to the land I inhabit. My work plays on the ephemeral and is created in a flow state. 

I live, work, and play on the unceded land of the Coast Salish First Nations and extend much gratitude and respect to the land and the peoples who have lived here for time immemorial.

Education

How I Started

I hold a  Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and have a background in social services. I’ve always been drawn to cultivating strong community connections and strive to do so creatively using the skills I developed while working in social services.

 

For herbal medicine, I have learned from many teachers, including: Juliet Blankenspoor from Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, Asia Suler, Diana Munday AKA Mrs. Locavore, Marie Zak and Travis Cartwright, Patrick Kooyman, and Arielle de Martinez. I consider myself a lifelong student to this practice, and am always learning and refining. I have found that my studies in herbal medicine informs my art practice.

Artistic Process

like nature itself, my work is ever-evolving

The mediums I use depends on the intentions I have. Working in nature connected ways, my aim is to inspire others to connect deeper with the land they are on in their own ways, be it through a creative process or simply by sitting with nature and paying attention to the nuances of the life that surrounds them.
My art practice has a unique combination of foraged  and artist grade materials. My work is often experimental, and not always intended to be archival- it may change as it ages.


I work in a variety of approaches, ranging from small to large scale paintings and drawings, murals, small to large scale sculptures using a variety of materials, fiber arts, illustration, photography, and printmaking. 

Like nature itself, my work is ever-evolving.

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"So grateful to have
found Kaitlyn."

I have bought a few of her Wave Imprint artworks for my home and get so many compliments on them.

"she helped me feel at ease"

I took one of Kaitlyn’s workshops for learning how to make art with nature and loved it. I don’t consider myself an artist, and felt a bit nervous coming in to it, but she helped me feel at ease and I ended up making a very interesting piece of art!

"Sense of balance into my home"

I use Feng Shui in my home and brought a few artworks by Kaitlyn into it. Her art helped bring more of a sense of balance into my home.

"Wave imprint"

So beautiful and unique. I love my wave imprint!

" Whale Oracle Illustration "

Beautiful!! Above and beyond my expectations.

"Wave imprints"

I absolutely loe these wave prints! I have 2 myself and have bought 3 more for 3 friend’s birthdays! It’s an amazing art to look at… seeing different shapes… this last one I see a turtle! I love reading about the process of Kaitlyn making these… truly a talented young lady. Thank you.

  • Solo Shows

    ​Conversations with the Ocean, Arts AccessAbility Network, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2022.

    Capturing a Wave, Outlet Gallery, Port Coquitlam, BC, 2020.

    Group Shows

    Collecting and Reassembling: International Mail Art Exhibition, Richmond BC, 2023.​

    Pop’d Arts: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices, Langley BC, 2023.​

    Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices, Langley Centennial Museum, 2022.​

    Earth, Air, Wind, Fire; Langley City, 2022.​

    Looking Back & Moving Forward; Langley Arts Council, Langley, BC, 2021.

    Art Connects; Langley Arts Council, Langley BC, 2021.

    Benefit for the Peace; Notional Space, Vancouver BC, 2019.

    The Show; Michael O’Brien Exhibition Commons, Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC, 2019.​

    Let’s Talk About Waste; Michael O’Brien Exhibition Commons, Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC, 2019.

    Intertwined, Michael O'Brien Exhibition Commons, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, 2018.

    When Things Happen Quick; Michael O’Brien Exhibition Commons, Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC, 2018.​

    Mail Art; FINA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna BC, 2016.

    Shape and Colour; Helen For Now Gallery at Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC, 2015.

    The Commons; Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, 2015.

    Anonymous Art Show; North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver BC, 2014.

    Art Party Exhibition; Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver BC, 2013.

    Rite of Spring Exhibition; Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby BC, 2013. 

  • Artist Talk: Lions Park Art Residency Intentions, City of Port Coquitlam, 2022​

    Panel: Eco Arts Fest, Artists 4 Sustainability, 2022​

    Artist Talk: Capturing a Wave, City of Port Coquitlam, 2020

  • Lions Park Art Residency, City of Port Coquitlam, 2022

  • Vancouver Mural Festival x Emily Carr University- Parking Stall Murals @ Main and 7th, Vancouver BC, 2017

what I've been up to 

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