About

A native of Savannah who spent much of her early life in New York City,  Catharine enjoyed a very diverse childhood. 

She received her formal art education at the University of Georgia, studying under the nationally recognized painter and head of the art school, Lamar Dodd.  Upon receiving her BFA in painting Catharine returned to Savannah to take up the position of art teacher at Savannah Country Day School . 

Marrying and moving to San Francisco, she continued her studies at the Academy of Art.  Catharine and her family moved to Oakland where she ran the art program at Crocker Highlands School. Returning to school she studied graphics at Laney College in order to get into freelance illustration.  She worked at Data Point, a computer company designing alphabets.  She also illustrated a map of inns of  Northern California.

Moving back to Savannah, Catharine had a well received one women show at the Scarborough House.  She was hired to do freelance illustrations for  Homemade Good News, the food magazine for Savannah Foods. She also illustrated calendars for the Carswell Insurance Company and did art work for many other companies and organizations.  She has illustrated three children’s books .

Catharine has done numerous portraits of children, adults, pets and landscapes.  Her work has been exhibited in several galleries.  Currently she is a member of The Landings Art Association and The Downstairs Gallery where she had a successful one woman show and participated in many group shows.

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