Kathy Livick left her full time career as a rehabilitation therapist in 2007. Kathy is still involved in Art Therapy, working with people with addictions. When not with family the rest of her time is spent painting and working to improve the rights and conditions of domestic and wild animals. Following a move from city to country she was able to start to paint which was always an intention. Art is a passion and has become integral to Kathy’s life.
Recently Kathy has become interested in wildlife painting, showing scenes of animals in their natural environment or in lesser conditions. The backcloth to this work is her own desire to protect all species wild, endangered, farmed or domestic and this calling will be reflected in some of her recent pieces. Her elephant painting is dedicated to the memory of Mary the circus Elephant circa 1916 from Tennesse in the hopes that she could forgive and that we can do better.
Recent work ‘Songs from a Slaughterhouse’ is a series of paintings depicting our farmed animals in fake and happy and surreal surroundings. The facts surrounding the way our animals are farmed and slaughtered in the UK is the cause dearest to Kathy’s heart and she continues to work towards change. Kathy is the founder member of the CastlePoint Art Group which consists of a collection of Artists who are local to Bournemouth U.K. The group was formed in June 2012 and is growing organically as the ‘ArtWall’ becomes known as an art venue. She also exhibits seasonally at Pine Walk Upper Gardens and has displayed work at The Lighthouse Centre for Arts Poole.