Cathy generously answered some questions for us on the blog. Read on!
How long have you been an artist?
I have been painting for over 25 years.
Do you work in a studio or at home?
I have always painted at home having a studio in home is the best solution to a busy life, I can go up to the studio and everything is layed out and ready to go.
Do you work as an artist full-time, part-time, or do you squeeze in the creating as a hobby?
I stay busy with commission works most of the year so try to paint for 1-2 hours every day.
What's your favourite piece to make?
My paintings on stone and wood burls are some of my favourite pieces as I prepare the stones and wood myself and enjoy working with the natural materials, then I take some time looking at the piece and kind of let it's size shape and color help me to decide what I will paint on it.
Who inspires you, and why?
My love of horses and nature inspire most of my artwork. I love all sorts of art and have a real appreciation for the work that goes into all forms of art. I am inspired by many artists and the list grows larger all the time; from the masters to today's newest artists, each one shows a person who has taken time from their busy life to sit down and focus their energy on a piece of work that will be seen by many and criticised by some. That is courage !!!!