Catherine has always been a daydreamer, a traveller and an artist. After Art & Design studies at MacEwan University, her desire for travel and her passion for drawing faces took her wandering around the world for years as a street artist...from a campground cabin in Tofino to a Niagara Falls street corner, from a Kibbutz in Israel to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, and from hostels in London and Prague to the Harbour side market in Brisbane, Australia. Catherine’s extensive experience as an international caricature artist eventually led to many exciting illustration projects and opportunities.
Catherine approaches all of her paintings intuitively, beginning with thick textured gesso, followed by layers of fluid acrylic paint and then oil paint, repeatedly applied and wiped off until the right atmosphere is created. Sometimes she starts with a sketch or a clear destination in mind, but often her ideas simply evolve out of the work itself.
"I have always had a rich imaginary world and I love to recreate those magical, dreamlike atmospheres in my paintings. The figures and animals that I paint come from that dream world and I believe they have secrets and messages to share with us, if we are willing to spend time with them and listen."
Catherine is the Exhibition Coordinator for VASA (Visual Artist Studio Association of St. Albert) and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of VASA St. Albert and of CARFAC Alberta.
Catherine is currently represented by a selection of beautiful galleries and gift shops in Canada and her paintings and drawings can be found in collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.