Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2016)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey

Triage book

Exhibitions & news




Raising Stanley

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

New Directions

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration




RAISING STANLEY: Karen Bailey and Kim Kilpatrick
The journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind told through paintings and stories.

Raising Stanley
will be presented at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) Ottawa, in Summer 2018.

Stanley is a Yellow Lab with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. My husband Iain and I raised Stanley from age ten weeks to twenty three months.

In their collaborative performance piece, Karen Bailey and Kim Kilpatrick delve into issues of identity, accessibility and canine service using sound and images.

Kim Kilpatrick is a storyteller, former para-olympian and disability rights activist who has handled four guide dogs. Born blind, she brings a fresh and unique approach to the art of storytelling.

This performance installation echoes an historical truth - mans relationship with animals has been economic, passionate and complex. In contemporary society, with an increasing emphasis on the rights of non-human animals, we must ask ourselves: is he just a dog that works, a tool to make humans life easier or is he more than that?