Catherine Carolan

Acrylic Artist & Illustrator

Catherine is a Brisbane based artist and Illustrator. Catherine works mostly with acrylics and loves to get lost within the details of the painting. Bright colours, texture and pattern reflect the emotional and meditative qualities of her work.

Growing up beside the beach, the marine world with its bright corals, shells, plants and fish was an endless source of inspiration. While working and studying Illustration in London, Catherine became interested in the art and mythology of the ancient world, particularly in their use of pattern, repeating motifs and mythological symbols.

Another endless source of inspiration for Catherine is the raw beauty of nature. By painting the recurring patterns, lines, colours and shapes she sees in vegetation, water, earth and sky, Catherine finds she can slow down, relax and reconnect with nature. She often looks for beauty in unexpected places and finds herself getting immersed in the details.

Catherine hopes that although her unconscious mind tries to tame nature and make order out of the chaos, she hopes the viewer can still experience an emotional connection to the finished piece of work.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Illustration (Honours), University of Westminster, London UK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Children's Book Illustrator, "Dragons in the Wind", Koala Books 2008

AWARDS
Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2018
Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2017
Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane 2017
Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane 2016
Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane 2015
Commended, Portrait Prize, Artworld Studio Gallery 2016

EXHIBITIONS
Regeneration, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2018
Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2018
Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2018
Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2018
Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2018
Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2017
Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2017
Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2017
Bluewater Arts Festival, Shorncliffe 2017
Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2017
Various Group Exhibitions, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2016-2018
Showcase, Bramble Cafe, Sandgate 2016-2017
Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2016
Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2016
Bluewater Arts Festival, Shorncliffe 2016
Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2016
Showcase, Site Cafe, Banyo 2016
Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2015
Artrageous Arts, Deagon 2013

Available Works

Rock Pool
  • 61 x 61 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$660
Moonlit Reef
  • 61 x 61 cm | Acrylic | Framed in Light Timber Box
$700
Spring Rain
  • 61 x 61 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$660
Midnight Sun
  • 40 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$450
Euclayptus Flame
  • 61 x 45 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$645
Jellyfish Reef
  • 40 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$450
Summer Breeze
  • 25 X 25 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$160
Pond Life
  • 61 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$650
Kitten in a Flurry
  • 40 x 40 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$475
Pink Reef
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Desert Sunset
  • 40.5 x 30 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$350
Snow Leopard
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Giraffes at Sunset
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Goldfish in Blue
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Jellyfish Dream
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Deep Ocean Blue
  • 76 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$650
Back to Nature
  • 50 x 40 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$475
Over the Green Sea
  • 76 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$650
Lonely Dove
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Aurora's Dream
  • 40 x 51 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$450
Hydrangea Moon
  • 35.5. x 28 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Leafscape
  • 25 x 25 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$160
Chrysalis
  • Four 25 x 25 cm Canvases | Acrylic | Unframed
$520
Kissing Fish
  • 25 x 25 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$160
Midsummer Night
  • 25 x 25 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$160
Daisy Daisy
  • 30 x 30 cm | Acrylic | Light Timber Box Frame
$350
Effervescance
  • 30 x 30 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Moonrise
  • 30 cm diameter (circular canvas) | Acrylic | Unframed
$230
Dandelions After Dark I & II (Diptych)
  • 50 x 25 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$300
Straight on til Morning
  • 30 cm diameter (circular canvas) | Acrylic | Unframed
$230
Twilight Blossoms
  • 45 x 35 cm | Acrylic | Unframed
$450

Recently Sold Works

Catherine welcomes commissions.

If you see a work you are interested in below or have a concept you would like to explore, please contact info@aspiregallery.com.au to see what we can arrange!

Want to see more from Catherine?

See more from Catherine's Instagram, here.
Otherwise head to her Facebook page, here.

About Aspire

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We aim to draw attention to collectible, unattainable art just before it booms.

 

 

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