Born in Portobello in 1942, Kathryn Kynoch studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1959 to 1964. After completing a Highly Commended postgraduate year in 1964 she won a travelling scholarship to Madrid where she studied in the Museo del Prado for four months.
Commissioned to paint several eminent Scots she has since moved into a wider range of subject matter though never abandoning the figurative image. She has exhibited widely.
Public Collections include Glasgow Art Galleries, Kelvingrove; Hunterian Collection, University of Glasgow; Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Stirling and Leicester; Royal Scottish Conservatoire; Scottish Office, Dover House, London.
Private Collections include United Kingdom, Europe and the USA.
She likes the artist Francis Bacon’s words that: “painting is an attempt to make idea and technique inseparable, where the brushstroke creates the form and does not merely fill it” ….. and that “real painting is a mysterious and continuous struggle with chance.”