Cate’s home and studio are on a small farm in north Texas. She draws inspiration from anything and everything, incorporating the images into a wide variety of media. “So many ideas, so little time!!!” Cate holds a Masters Degree in painting from Texas Woman’s University.
Cate paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil and will often combine one or more of these into a single work. Portraits and still life are her favorite subjects but occasionally she will paint a landscape. " I like to work in series of pieces in each medium to explore each idea in depth."
Torn Paper Collage is a fun new medium that Cate has embraced with pieces in collections in the US, Canada, and Australia thanks to her shop on Etsy.
Paper making is an on-going passion for Cate. She uses the paper for prints, collage, etching, and colored pencil pieces. The paper itself is beautiful in its own right.
“In the papermaking process I scour the farm for plant material and combine it with recycled paper to create new and unique papers. The act of soaking, cooking, beating and then pulling sheets of paper is almost therapeutic. This form of art gives me the opportunity to combine my conviction of being environmentally responsible with my love of creating.”
When Michelangelo was 80 years old he said, “I am still learning.” That is a philosophy that Cate embraces every day.
Great news, my painting of Boy With a Hawk and a Leash won a First Place blue ribbon at the 2016 Texas State Fair!!
Reach Cate at firstname.lastname@example.org
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