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The Painting Farnham season celebrates Farnham, the historic market town and the Craft Town with a World Craft City stutus, nestled in the rolling Surrey Hills.
The exhibition showcases new paintings and limited edition printwork by artists John Bryce, Jan Gaska, Susie Lidstone, Alison Orchard, Catherine Warren and Suzanne Winn, including both landscapes as well as historic town views of Farnham and the surrounding local areas.
Acrylic & Mixed Media
30 x 30 cms
Catherine takes inspiration from landscapes and nature, from close to her home in Farnham, to the Dorset and Cornwall coast and as far as the Caribbean.
She is particularly drawn to colour, light and contrast and tries to produce paintings with energy, freedom and movement. She says, I strive to capture something of the essence of a 'moment in time', the atmosphere and experience of a certain place. Her paintings encompass the energy of nature alongside that of our own presence in the landscape: the marks we make (both by our presence and through manmade structures), the balance of landscape and humans, and how we sit alongside each other, blend into each other, jar against each other.
Catherine works mainly in acrylics, incorporating mixed media such as chalk, oil pastels and charcoal. She uses a range of tools, from brushes and palette knives to rollers and bamboo skewers, to provide contrast and bring vitality to her work. She enjoys adding depth to her paintings with both complementary and unexpected colour and mark-making combinations, so her work can be further enjoyed close up as well as making an impact from a distance.
Catherine was crowned the Surrey Artist of the Year in 2018; the award & competition organised by the New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the Surrey Artists Open Studios.