“We have saturated skies and northern lights; lakes of emerald green, turquoise and teal; rainbows of wildflowers; endless shades of blue in our frozen waterfalls and rivers; illuminated lemon yellow and lime green larches in fall; and the warm buzzing glow of our cozy cities and towns.

I have lived in Western Canada for all of my life and I understand why these places are a pilgrimage for so many around the world; they hold the power to recharge people physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

In my work, colour and tone are the tools I employ as much as my brushes and paints. Finding this magic is one of the most difficult jobs of any artist, but whenever I succeed I find peace – a feeling I constantly chase.



Kathryn Wright is a painter and designer and divides her time between Canmore, Alberta and Nelson BC, where she lives with her two children. Kathryn grew up in Vancouver and studied graphic design & illustration at Capilano University. She moved to Banff in 2010 and continued to live there until 2023, when she relocated her children to Nelson, BC for a calmer pace of life.

Kat was able to reconnect with her painting practice during COVID lockdowns and as her art started to gain momentum she was able to leave a soul crushing corporate job to become a full-time artist, gaining the flexibility to focus on her art career.

Read My Story for my expanded biography.



The Heart of Canmore Magazine, 2023 Edition

Nelson Artwalk, June 28 - July 20 | L&C Bakery, Nelson B.C.

Solo Exhibition, May 3 – May 29 | Banff Public Library
Group Exhibition, Momentum, Jan. 3 – Feb. 6 | Artsplace Canmore

Group Exhibition, June 10 – July 2, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

Group Exhibition, From the Landscape, Jan 8 – 30, 2011, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

Royal Nelson Art Throwdown 2024
Finalist: 2nd place finish
The Royal, Nelson BC | 2024

Creative Combat
Artsplace Canmore | 2023

Creative Combat
Artsplace Canmore | 2022

Grand Prix de Plein Air
West Vancouver | 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Illustration & Design, Elements and Applications (IDEA) Diploma
Capilano College, Graduate April 2006


  • 2011 Grand Prix de Plein Air Competition, West Vancouver – 3rd place
  • 2011 In-HOWse Design Awards – Merit
  • 2010 Grand Prix de Plein Air Competition, West Vancouver – 1st place
  • 2009 Grand Prix de Plein Air Competition, West Vancouver – 3rd place
  • 2006 Applied Arts Student Awards Issue – Merit
  • 2006 GDC Salazar Student Awards – 3rd Place