As the daughter of prominent Canadian sculptor, Fran Jenkins, Cathryn spent many hours in her mother’s studio learning about the qualities of different stones and the relationship between artist and medium while gaining an understanding of line, form and the joy of sculpture.
Her stylized representational form, influenced by her mother as well as Inuit and American sculptors, combine the pleasure of touch and the appeal of a strong line. The skillful union of these key elements, consistently present in all of Cathryn’s work, allows the creation of unmatched, timeless works of art.
The stone selected for Cathyrn’s works is hand quarried in British Columbia. Marble, alabaster, serpentine and soapstone have individual qualities unveiled by hammer and chisel, diamond blades, rasps, files and the artist’s eye to reveal flowing agility, powerful line and living area for which it is created. Her sculpture becomes an integral part of its space; a familiar presence of sought after wildlife sculptures continue to hold places of pride among many private and corporate collections.