Cathy graduated from Central St. Martins in 1990 with an honours degree in Printed and Constructed Textile Design. After a 10 year career in Fashion Retail Management in London and South East, Cathy moved to Wiltshire in 2000 with husband and Potter Nick Pearce.
Having taken a break from making scarves, cushions etc. from her hand printed fabrics Cathy is now focusing on developing her observation skills. "I draw the world around me, the surrounding coutryside, the plants in the garden and my cat as she sleeps"
Cathy will be exhibiting current paintings from two different painting projects which are in complete contrast to each other in terms of style and approach.
The first is a series of landscapes depicting Beacon Hill, Oliver's Castle and Roundway Hill. These are painted using soft pastel in a fairly traditional style from field sketches, photos and daily observations of lighting conditions etc.
The second project is a collection of floral still life paintings composed from Cathy's drawings of plants and flowers from her garden. These have a bold, contemporary, semi abstract feel where form is flattened and manipulated to accentuate shape and colour using gouache and acryllic.
March 1st until March 26th 2017 - Solo exhibition of landscape paintings at The Westbrook Bromham.
April 2nd until May 29th 2017 - Pastel painting Beyond the Ditch [main photo featured here] will be exhibited at the Oexmann Art Award Exhibition at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes.