Kathleen Caddick

Kathleen was born in Liverpool in 1937 but brought up in Buckinghamshire.  She graduated from High Wycombe College of Art with a NDD (Hons) in Painting, and worked as a freelance designer until 1963.  She started painting full-time in 1968 and began etching in 1976.

Kathleen is best known for her etchings of trees silhouetted against winter skies with bleached grasses, cow parsley, distant hills and snow. She says that, ‘it was the beech woods of the Chiltern hills, a landscape shaped by the chalk that must have subconsciously implanted a love of trees and the countryside’. This vision of the landscape, made up from a montage of half remembered places with subtle use of colour gives a feeling of space and tranquillity, and makes her work instantly recognisable.


7 artworks