Much of the inspiration for Katherine Woods’ artwork comes from the wildlife and rugged beauty of the west coast where she has lived all her life. She began carving in wood at an early age and turned to it as a profession in her early twenties. Her commissioned work has ranged in size from half-inch miniatures for pewter casting to a twelve-foot maple whale, and includes reproduction carving for the new altar at St. Ann’s chapel, and on desks for the BC legislative assembly.
She taught her craft for many years, has been active in the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild and was a founding member of the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild. Her work has appeared in many shows and galleries around the Island.
Katherine Woods currently lives in Sooke and works primarily in soapstone. She also wrote and illustrated the book, “Ferrets Underfoot”, published by Hedgerow Press in 2009.