Contemporary, yet organic impressionistic mixed media works.
My experience as a professional artist, art director and designer combined with my latest passion for photography has evolved into this series of mixed media ‘photo paintings’. I start a piece by choosing an image from my portfolio that has the key elements of good design and is strong enough to keep its integrity throughout the process… and has a story to tell. I manipulate the photograph until the desired artistic impression is achieved. Each image is then printed by a professional art printer on heavy archival watercolor paper and is mounted on thick board. Using different mediums, such as oil paint, oil and graphite pencils, wax, turpentine and knives, I work on each printed piece to enhance the image and individualize it. Just a bit. Therefore, though it is a printed photograph at its core, each photo painting ends as a unique ‘one-of-a-kind’ work of art.
We have been collecting Cathe’s art for years now, and recently bought the large ‘Desert Garden’ for our California home. It is a pivotal piece.Connie & Mike W.