Originally from the small Quaker village of Lincoln, Virginia, followed by periods of time in Washington, D.C., Montana, and Colorado Springs, Catherine now lives and paints in Fort Collins, CO. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a BFA in Fine Arts and went on to work at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. There her love of Rothko’s color fields became a meditation. Egon Shiele’s raw emotion and the horizons and skies of Wyeth’s landscapes pulled her into their works. While in Colorado Springs, she trained and worked in the Decorative Arts, where her appreciation and knowledge of color and texture grew. Once settled in Fort Collins, she took to the canvas instead of walls. Transferring her love of color and sense of place through the meditation of painting. Her work is based on the ancient Chinese legend of the red thread, “An invisible red thread connects those of us who are destined to meet; regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may tangle and stretch, but it will never break.” Inspired by her relationships and love of nature, she brings them together on the canvas to create peace and a place for rest and contemplation.