Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fox and The Bear ON my easel

I am wrapping up a few small pieces .  The fox is 11x14 and the Bear is 12x16  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What I'm working on

I'm working on a couple of smaller pieces which should be ready Friday.  The first piece is 11x14 on a wood panel and the floral is 12x16 on a wood panel as well.  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Collector At The Villa Large 24x36 Canvas New Work

Completed just in time to hand out treats !  10-31-2018  The Collector At The Villa is a large scale painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. I've been very inspired lately looking at a ton of contemporary art which translated into this painting.  I can provide more photos since this is a big piece and lots to take in! 
Thanks for looking.  Wired and ready to hang.l 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

what I'm working on

This painting is 24x36 and evolving  daily. Embracing a more surreal and contemporary vibe.  This shot was taken with my phone but I think you can get a feel for it.    Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pastime Paradise -New work

My newest piece is now available  Pastime Paradise.   It's 16x20 painted with oils on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  For me this painting has a magically quality that I so love.  The mystery and theatrics I so enjoy along with nature and classical themes.  
Thank you for looking! 
click the link to view on my website 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On my easel

I've begun a classical style piece.  It's actually  quite vivid compared to this photo I took with my phone .  Can't wait to detail the flowers and add a few friends!  It's 16x20 on a cradled wood panel working in oils.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Libra

 I am finally putting the finishing touches on my new piece.  There were many twists and turns before I arrived here.  It's sort of a self portrait.  I enjoy lots of symbolism and interiors give me that stage.  This is a big piece for me oils of  24x30 on stretched canvas. 
Thanks for looking 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Coming Together

Coming down the home stretch on this painting.  Lots of details yet to be added  and some more color.   Wish I didn't capture the glare though! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Today's update

Today has been a gloomy day working in the studio.  It's a good thing I can add color to my world anytime and change all that.   I am really looking forward to painting a lovely floral arrangement on that table !  A bird is coming as well as a second kitty.  This piece is about October and Libras. Much more to come.  24x30 on canvas. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

On my easel

Working on a big one with lots of texture and expression.  24x30  

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tra-Le-Braccia-Degli-Angeli-New work

It seems to me that we could all use a guardian angel right about now.  I do believe in them.  I have actually experienced situations that I cannot explain otherwise. This is my newest painting.  It has a jewel- like iconic affect.  Thanks for looking. 
Click the link to view on my website.

Monday, September 24, 2018

In need of a guardian angel - a work in progress

I have painted several angels over the years.  I was recently asked if I was planning on painting another one anytime soon.  I think right about now is a good time.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Resolving Host -New Painting

Completed 9-17-2018  My newest painting is 16x20 painted with oils on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  I think maybe leopards are my favorite big cat to paint. They seem to go with everything! You can view my new piece here: 

  Thank you for all your emails regarding the gas explosions in our area this past weekend!  We were fortunate to have only been inconvenienced with no gas although some of our neighbors had damage to their homes .  To all my South Carolina customers I hope your are safe from the terrible hurricane.
Warm Regards,

Monday, August 13, 2018

Night In The Museum - New painting

Completed on Monday August 13, 2018   I decided to include a few more friends here.  This one  evolved each day.  I wasn't able to get a squared shot so you see a little of the wall there on the right.  
Anyway, It's 14x18 painted with oils on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What I'm working on

One of the things I am enjoying about oil painting is that you can work on several pieces at once.  I'm working on a custom piece but at the same time I am completing this 14x18 painting as well. I like pacing myself and going from one to another.  When I work in acrylics, I tend to complete one painting at a time since they dry so quickly.  This painting is a collage of sorts bringing together images I am inspired by.  

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Interior In Blue ~ New Painting

Completed on 7-21-2018  "Interior In Blue"  is 14x18 oils on  a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  I dream and think about color all the time.  I've happily woven together some favorite colors and things from the corners of my mind.
Thanks for looking.   

Saturday, July 14, 2018

On my easel

I've begun working on a 14x18 wood panel in oils.  I have really embraced oils over the past 3 or 4 months.  It forces me to pace myself and also work on several pieces at one time since layers have to dry.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Portrait Of Joan - new work

SOLD   Completed on 7-11-2018  I wanted to create an icon like painting this time.  Honestly when I started out I didn't know who she would be but had a certain look I wanted.  I came across images of Joan Of Arc and knowing a little about her story I thought she would be perfect especially at this time. This pieces can mean many things.  
Painting is a way of consoling my heart and I am so grateful to have this time.  
Thanks for looking.  
16x20  oil on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  

Friday, June 29, 2018


I am a Thank God It's Monday person. 
 This is the time of year that I have to slow things down, with my art that is.  It's a time to work on some commission pieces I have due, but also forces me to take a vacation.  Vacation time is more stressful- if that makes any sense.  I love working so much and I actually feel a bit sad to have to break away.  My husband works really hard and deserves any time off he gets.  I work really hard as well, but it's different when you are creating things, mixing colors and patterns -excited about the whole process from start to finish.  what might be!
July is also a reflective month for me.  My mother had a stroke at the end of January.  90 years old mother of seven ranging in age from 70 to 50.  She has bounced back in many ways and has had some ups and downs over the past 6 months.  I am amazed at what the body can endure.  She is somewhat stable now but a part of her is gone.  It's pretty difficult to accept the changes or even the fact that she may not be here much longer.  I am really trying to see her in a positive light at this moment, right here/ right now and not dwell on how it use to be.  It's hard to do, but the other way is a waste of precious time.  One of the many lessons I've learned from Sam. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One Fine Day~ New work

 SOLD Completed on 6-26-2018  One Fine Day.  Totally inspired by some of Matisse's brilliant paintings that speak with color and pattern.  I wanted to create  a large expressive contemporary piece  that really has an impact on a room.  30x20  oil painting on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.   Thanks for looking!  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What I'm working on

I started this week a  20x30 piece.  Gracie not included!  Felt like doing a more bold expressive colorful piece.   Working strictly in oils on canvas and really loving it.
Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Painting "Colors May Vary" 14x18

SOLD  Excited to share my new painting  with you today.  I do so enjoy painting birds, animals and nature.  This piece is 14x18  painted with oils, acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  
Thanks for looking !  For sale on my website Click the link 

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Landlord's Daughter ~New

I decided to make a few changes to this epic piece this week and I am so glad I did. The composition has better flow and I've included a yellow lab into the mix.  (Missing our Abbey-girl)  This painting is 18x24 and painted with oils and acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for taking a second look!  
Enjoy your weekend.  Catherine

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Stable In Pink ~new work

Completed on 6-6-18  Stable In Pink is my newest painting now available. 
I never realized how many Flamingo fans there were out there!  It's an amazing bird who can sleep in this yoga pose! 11x14 on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  oils, acrylics 
Thanks for looking .   Click on this link to view on my website

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Language Of Flowers

My newest painting  "The Language Of Flowers"  is 18x14 oil/ acrylic on canvas.  I have neglected our lovely backyard full of wonderful perennials for far too long !  Obviously I would rather paint them rather than weed them but it's time .  Before I do though, I wanted to share this still life which I have done in a more painterly, impressionistic manner.  Thanks for looking and have a great memorial day everyone. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Landlord's Daughter ~New Work

Completed on May 11, 2018 
  I am so excited to share my newest painting on this beautiful Friday afternoon.  I carefully curated this interior with an eclectic array of objects and furniture along with a few special friends.  The Landlord's Daughter is 24x18 created with oil/acrylics on a cradled wood-panel with painted sides. It is now available for sale on my website.  You can click on the link to view.
Thanks for looking!  Happy Mother's Day to all my art collecting amazing Mothers!  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On my easel

Started working on a 18x24 interior.  Feels great to work a bit larger and spread out my curated interior.  One of my favorite things is searching for the unusual and interesting furniture.  Lot more to come. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mothers And Daughters II ~New painting

Completed on April 26, 2018  Mothers and Daughters II  
It's with great joy that I present my newest painting  on this beautiful spring day.  
To be cliche the photograph I've taken  does not do it justice!  It's everything I love -color, flowers, family and animals. ( Little girl on the couch)  16x20 painted with oils/acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for taking a the time to look.  

Friday, April 20, 2018

What I'm working on

Pretty excited about this new piece I am working on.  Many twists and turns to come but loving the color combinations  and composition so far.  We spent the weekend at my son Max's in Maine and finally got to see his studio in Belfast.  It's such a quaint area on the water about 3.5 hours from Boston.  I am fortunate  that both of my sons inspire me!  Actually all three do, Sam more than I know.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Violin Teacher's Vacation

The Violin Teacher's Vacation is my newest painting.  Completed on 4-17-2018.  I imagine her somewhere on The Cape or The Vineyard writing her own score or perhaps waiting for her student?  
12x16 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for looking!  

Friday, April 13, 2018

What I'm working on

Working on a 12x16 interior scene .  Most likely will complete by Monday.  What's this woman's story?  I violinist taking a break in her home on the Cape?  

Friday, April 6, 2018

Flights Of Fancy~ New painting

Completed on 4-6-2018  My newest still life painting.  I never knew all the symbolism behind the Magpie in different cultures but have always loved them.   They  represent hope, good fortune , protection to name a few.  They are also one of the  most intelligent birds.
My painting is 16x12 created on a cradled wood panel with painted sides so no frame is needed.  
Thanks for looking.   

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What I'm working on

It's been a challenging few months to say the least.  I'm finally getting back into the studio more consistently.  My mother had a stroke at the end of January and it's been all hands on deck.  She is more stable now and doing well after three moves and a lot of support.  I am grateful to be one of  her 7 children  sharing in her care.  This week is my first real work week.  I started a few pieces late in January which I am slowly picking back up.  Happy to be doing what I love again !  This piece is 16x12  You may recognize this composition from a favorite artist of mine!  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Meet "Peace, Love and Understanding " New painting

Completed on 2-24-2018  Just like the Elvis Costello song,  Peace, Love and Understanding  is something we could use right about now.  12x16 created with oils and acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  
Thanks for looking!  

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dinner At Eight ~New work

My latest original painting.  I enjoy looking through old vintage bird prints and came across this  lovely creature!  I wish the photo captured more of the fine detail. 12x16 on a flat wood panel.  (Framing required ) I am continuing in a series of smaller animal, bird fanciful pieces! Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Working on

I'm working on another large bird themed piece.  12x16 on a flat wood panel.  

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blue Heron Still Life- new work

Completed on 1-24-2018  Driving around with Sam the other day a magnificent Blue Heron swooped  down in front of my car.  I always consider unusual animal encounters some sort of sign.  I like to think it means someone is watching out for us all.  Just a reminder .  Anyway, that's the idea for this painting.  Yes Blue Herons can live near the ocean and fresh water.  I am working on a series of smaller paintings for now.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Art Collector 16x20

Completed on 1-19-2018  This is a painting idea I had been thinking about for quite sometime.  I decided to work on wood for this one with acrylics and  oils. 16x20  with painted sides.   I was inspired by one of my favorite painters Matisse.  The purple dress I found in a fashion magazine and brought along some of my favorite things to balance out the composition.  
Thanks for looking.  Available on my website

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Poets And Daughters- New painting

Happy New Year!  This is my first painting of the new year.  I decided to work in oils and really enjoyed the process.  Things take a little longer working in oils and I had to be more patient!  
This painting is 16x20 on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  
Hope you had a great holiday break and I look forward to sharing my new work with you all.
Click the link to view on my website. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

A few of my images were used in a Christmas service L.A. !

The art director from a Unitarian Church in Los Angeles contacted me a few months ago about showing my images as a backdrop to their Christmas service .  He sent me this shot which was before the service began.  I felt honored my work was selected.