Artist: Cathy Amos
Dimensions: 36.75'' x 18.75''
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About This Work
"“Strength” represents the inner strength we find in ourselves to help others."
Cathy finds inspiration for her paintings in many different places. Her subjects range from landscape to still life and some ideas come from her imagination. She is inspired by colour and pattern and most paintings are vibrant and colourful. She applies paint in such a way so the viewer can see the underpainting and brush strokes.
Cathy works with acrylic paint and large brushes but when the mood strikes, she uses a palette knife to create texture. She sometimes adds in new paint colours to invoke different moods and drama. Art education is on-going with continuing studio and plein air classes.
Participating in juried art shows and showing work through The Art District Gallery and Art$Pay keeps her involved in the art community. She has received many awards and her work is in private collections in Canada and the U.S.
I’m recognizing a shift in what I’m painting and how I’m painting. I choose to interpret scenes and colours I’ve seen in nature by remembering landscape patterns or moods. I rely on memory to bring back the emotions of what I’ve seen. This focus has led into more abstract work. My colour choices and marks are intuitive. I work towards each piece feeling fresh and unique.
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