Painting is a work of spirit… a dance, if you will, that allows me
to feel and express a wide range of emotions. I bring to the easel
my life’s experiences, past and present, as well as my dreams for
tomorrow. There are sweet, slow dance days when I become so absorbed
in my work that it is meditative; and other days when the energy in
my soul demands a tango on the canvas. So it is that my current body
of work includes pieces that are realistic images using extensive
blending as well as pieces that are abstracts with bold color and
texture. I hope these paintings speak to that which is human in us,
from the soft, tender places to the raw, edgy spots and in so doing
invite viewers to engage in a personal interpretative journey.
“Every artist dips his brush in his
own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Although drawing and painting were a major interest through Cathy’s college years, she devoted over 25 years to two other career fields, education and law.
She did not begin to paint with
passion until 2002. Cathy painted and taught school until her youngest daughter went to college. Then, for a few years, she painted fulltime, traveling and exhibiting her work in juried art shows around the southeast. At that time watercolor was her only medium.
After a vacation to South America, Cathy was inspired to paint bold, colorful abstracts using oils. Later, she developed a series of landscapes which remains her focus currently. Cathy has studied with nationally known artists Judi Betts, Mel Stabin, Barbara Nechis, Pat Fiorello and Bill Jameson. Her watercolor and oil paintings are in many private collections across the country. Today, Cathy is fortunate to be engaged in rewarding work as a mediator in legal disputes and as an artist at her easel in her home studio.
Art Space International in Atlanta, Georgia 2007-2009
Boswell Gallery in Decatur, Georgia 2008 www.boswellgallery.com
Garden of the Dragonfly in Old Town Spring, Texas 2005-present www.oldtownspring.com/shop_listing.php
Watson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia 2008-present www.watsongallery.net
The Gallery at Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia 2010-present