‘When I have an emotional response to a subject, I want to capture that feeling in my painting. I want the viewer to feel something – to also have a connection with it as I did.’
Cathy finds inspiration for her paintings in many different places. Her subjects range from landscape to still life and some ideas come from her imagination. She is inspired by colour and pattern and most paintings are vibrant and colourful. She applies paint in such a way so the viewer can see the underpainting and brush strokes.
Cathy works with acrylic paint and sketches when time permits. She paints outside whenever possible and experiments with different colour palettes incorporating patterns when the mood strikes. Art education is on-going with continuing studio and plein air classes.
Involvement in the local arts community continues with a membership at ArtsPay. Cathy also participates in group, solo and juried shows.