Born in 1955 on Stewart Island at New Zealand’s southern extremity, Katrina has been living and working at Napoleon Reef, near Bathurst, since 1991. She is involved in several of the visual arts and has been a director of t.arts Gallery in Bathurst since 2013. Katrina now concentrates her talents on painting in oils and watercolour with her main focus on landscapes and still life.
In her 20 years in Sydney, Katrina worked mainly in fabric design and screen printing, later specialising in silk. Some silk scarf commissions include; Park Hyatt, Civilisation Exhibition at the National and Victorian Galleries, Brueghel to Van Gogh Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Scarf Show at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. She was commissioned often to design and paint murals in trompe l’oeil in private homes and commercial businesses. Throughout this period Katrina was always producing paintings, mostly by request from private collectors.
- In 1988 Katrina held a successful exhibition of fabric and oil paintings based on Greek and Etruscan themes. The Powerhouse Museum purchased the fabric for its permanent collection.
- In 1993 her work was included in an exhibition of contemporary Australian textiles, Lizards, Snakes and Cattledogs, held at the German Textile Museum in Krefeld.
- Katrina was part of the “State of the Waratah” exhibition held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and S. H. Ervin Gallery in 2000.
- Katrina has also held exhibitions in the Central West of New South Wales, including an annual showing at Rydal Daffodil Festival in September.
- Katrina is also part The Bathurst Arts Trail and t.arts Gallery in Bathurst.