This page gives you a little bit of information about myself, and where my artwork can be found.

 


 

 
Catherin with her award winning painting "Poddy Kisses" 

Art and animals  have always been a major part of Catherin's life .  As a child  she thought everybody was horse mad and liked to draw.  Her love of animals was fostered visiting her Grandfathers dairy farm  where she enjoyed playing with the farm dogs, riding the poddy calves with her cousins and badgering everybody to let her go horse riding.

It wasnt until a teenager that Catherin owned her first horse a 1/2 cross quarter horse call Bimbo and her beloved blue cattle dog Kelly.   Having her own animals around to draw saw even more frenzied artistic creations. 

For a number of  years Catherin put drawing on the back board concentration on breeding and showing appaloosa horses until children arrived on the scene.  This is when she started to draw again creating cartoon like characters to go with the silly stories she told her eldest daughter.

Catherin's husband decided that if she could draw she should surely be able to paint so as a surprise christmas gift gave her tuition at a local  private art school ....Wellaway.  Here she studied watercolours and landscape painting  for 3 years.  Her final year at Wellaway saw her as assistant art teacher.

Armed with the knowledge of these three years of study and a hunger to try different mediums she undertook a 2 year drawing cause which introduced her to pastels.  Pastels have been the main medium Catherin has worked in for the past 10 years.

Now she has come full circle and is back painting in watercolours with those tiny brushes she loves so much.  Whilst pastels still feature in her commissioned work she is enjoying the freedom both watercolours, acrylics and now oils give her.

Catherins artwork  reflects her  love of animals, they are the main focus of her drawings and paintings and always take centre stage in any piece.  

Art and animals are what Catherin's husband calls her passion.  In her words "Im so lucky to be able to follow my passion and work as a full time portrait artist".

No matter what  animal Catherin is drawing or painting she says they all have a personality of there own and at times seem to have a way of helping her out if only in spirit.

Catherins work has been published in a number of magazines. Urban Tails, The Animal World Magazine, Horse Down Under, Saluki International, The Sighthound Magazine, the Pet Stock bi monthly issue as well as Horses in Art another bi monthly publication.

Her work has graced the merchandise for the Poodle Club of America's 75th Anniversary show.

Art Awards include:

2006    Les Amis des chats – Roquecor France – Overall Best of Competition

Merriwa Agricultural Show – Best overall Exhibit

Nowra Agricultural Show – Best pastel work.

2008     Helping  Paws – Viewers Choice Award

2009    BIS Portrait Section – Berry Exhibition

            NEEAE Heart of the Horse Exhibition

2011    Kiama Art Society – 2nd place water colour section

               Winner members award for portraiture

2012    Kiama Art Society – winner members award for watercolour

2014    Nowra Show Society – 1st animal study

                                                1st black & white study

                                                Over all champion        

                                                Kiama Art Society – 2nd place portraiture section

 

Artwork can be found in the following countries:

Extensively throughout Australia and the USA..   UK, Wales, Canada, Labrador, Paraguay, Italy, Netherlands, France, Brazil, Sweden, Germany and Denmark

 Email catherin@animalarthouse.com

phone:  +61 2 4447 1513  mobile: 040 161 9884