Catherine was born in Hartlepool, North-East England but left for Uganda when she was 5 weeks old. Her family then moved to Botswana, Southern Africa where she grew up – at a time the country was surrounded by violent racist regimes. With her mother being a professional artist, Catherine has been surrounded by art all her life. Her work is heavily influenced by her life in Africa. She also paints landscapes and seascapes inspired by her love of Northern England.
With her experience of battling severe depression she is a strong believer on the power of art as a healing tool and as a means to tackle the stigma of mental health illness. She is keen to use art to provide support and hope to those suffering the devastating effects of this illness.
“I work on a large and small scale using a variety of techniques and media. I love the simple act of mark making and the amazing results you can achieve from this. I am constantly searching for new approaches and effects to incorporate into my work.
I am a passionate advocate of art as a means of therapy and as a mechanism to provide a voice. Art should be available to everyone”.