Catharine Clarke is a mixed media artist drawn to the textures and abstract qualities of the world around us. After starting out painting in watercolours, she now prefers the versatility and rich touchable effects she can achieve with acrylics and collage.
While her professional career has followed what some would call a more practical path, her life-long love of art has never faltered. She is coming to understand the importance of making time for one’s passions. In recent years Catharine has had the opportunity to attend several workshops and courses with some incredible teachers and classmates. This is allowing her to hone in on what she most enjoys and discover her own voice.
Much of Catharine’s current work explores juxtapositions of rigid structures with natural and organic shapes. While most would admire a vast landscape or bouquet of flowers, she is more likely to be inspecting the pattern of rust on a door handle.