Kathleen Caddick was born in 1937 in Liverpool, but grew up in Buckinghamshire. Having studied at High Wycombe School of Art she worked as a graphic designer lecturer and was an examiner for City & Guilds before she started to paint full-time in 1968.


Kathleen published her first etching in the late 1970's and has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with CCA for many years.


Her natural style of concise line and delicate hand colouring greatly lend them to etching her chosen medium and have rightly won her an international following. Her prints have been exhibited and sold throughout Europe and the rest of the world.


She worked as a free lance designer until her son was old enough to go to school and then taught art for some years. She then turned to graphics and ran a busy design studio. During this time she was also an examiner for City and Guilds courses.


She started to paint on a full time basis in 1968 exhibiting mainly in London. In 1976 she began to etch, working with Reich British Art in Germany and CCA Galleries. Since then her work has been exhibited and collected widely in the UK, Germany, USA, Canada and the Far East.


She has worked on commission for the National Trust and Woodland Trust. Her subject matter of trees and their muted colours has remained constant. Bleached grasses, weathered posts and buildings, cow-parsley and glimpses of distant hills all express the feeling of space, peace and tranquillity.