Catherine is an artist who has had a love of art from a very early age. Her first memory was of finding paint pots in a nursery setting and finding complete joy in putting paint brush to paper.
Inspired by her brother’s natural artist skills, Catherine focused on art throughout her school years and was guided by two wonderful art teachers over her secondary school years. With a love of colour, Catherine was introduced to Fauvism, which set alight her love of emotions through colour. Impressionism also holds a place in her heart.
Art took a back seat but again came to the forefront following the death of her mother and lockdown. Catherine likes to paint in oils and paints landscapes and portraits. The paintings are inspired by locations with meaning or simply beautiful places that demand to be painted. Catherine has worked plein air and from photographs.
Catherine was born in Medway and now lives in Maidstone. She enjoys kayaking with the local canoe club, whenever she can. This love of the water is shown in her paintings and is often the focus together with beautiful skies.
Catherine was a wildcard contestant in the latest Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year at Ascot and has recently exhibited in the Halpern Gallery Winter Open. She is available for commissions and can be contacted through her social media links.
Facebook: Catherine OathamArt
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