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Kathleen Truman


I am a self-taught artist who by day works in the Customer Service industry for the past 20 years but on my days off my passion lies with Art of all types when inspiration strikes. Although I have no formal training or past work experience, I look forward to integrating myself into the art community.

I enjoy painting nature and abstract using vibrant colors and texture and I find that is a release for me when my mental health is suffering. I am an artist who creates impressionistic pictures. I have always been different and have only recently owned it. I enjoy experimenting with acrylic paint and products to see what new textures, shapes, and techniques I can create. I use traditional tools as well as unique items such as Q-tips, plastic recycling materials or even glue from a hot glue gun to create textures and unique patterns.

I am moved by nature’s lush forests, flowers, glorious mountains, flowing streams as well as unique patterns and colors in water. I believe this can be seen and felt in my work. I also enjoy the freedom of abstract art. The patterns and brush strokes help me to express myself that other art forms cannot. It is a way to release emotions whether it be positive or negative energy.

I enjoy long walks in nature with my husband and dog. I love the feel of the grass between my toes and sitting on a rock staring into the trees and watch nature at it’s finest. My favorite location to get most of my inspiration is at Cultus Lake and the beautiful meadows near Mt. Cheam. There is nothing quite like painting outdoors while the sun is on your cheek, and you hear the birds singing in the cool breeze. When I’m painting with all the vibrant colors and patterns; I want the viewer to experience the same as I feel in the moment. When I’m either looking up at the trees, feel the cool touch of the grass between my fingers or just simply marvel at the sight of all the wild flowers surrounding our beautiful province of British Columbia.

Kathleen Truman


To Be Determined

Chilliwack, BC