Kathy is a visual artist and teacher living and painting in the Illawarra, NSW , Australia . She works in a wide selection of media including oils , acrylic , watercolour and pencil drawings . Her style has evolved over the years from craft to modern impressionist and most recently has developed an interest in contemporary work . Her works reside in collections within Australia , France , UK , Japan and the United States and her work has been featured in Australian Artist and Artist Palette magazines . Kathy trained as an interior decorator in her early career and is now enjoying life as a full time artist .