Finding a Moment of Inner Contentment

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
Online Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2021
Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2020
Highly Commended, Brookfield Show, Brisbane | 2019
Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2019
Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2019
Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2018
Voters' Choice, 'Foot Square', Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2017
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
Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Brisbane | 2021
Brookfield Art Show, Brisbane | 2021
Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2021
Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba | 2021
Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Brisbane | 2020
'Outside In', St Vincent's Hospital, Brisbane | 2020
Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | 2020
Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba | 2020
Downlands College Art Show, Tooowoomba | 2019
'Outside In', St Vincent's Hospital, Brisbane | 2019
Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | 2019
Brookfield Art Show, Brisbane | 2019
Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2019
Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2019
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 at Aspire



Recently Sold Works