Friday, September 4, 2009

Passion for Painting

Catherine's colours are simply irresistably vibrant and alive. She has return to her beloved roots in painting, enjoying an intimate relationship with colour, texture and pattern. Non representational abstract art is Catherine's passion. Enjoy a visit to her Etsy studio at
www.gutsche.etsy.com .



Catherine Gutsche is a mixed media artist in Ottawa Canada and works full time as a graphic designer and web master. She has paintings in private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. She studied Fine Art/Visual Art at York University in Toronto, earning an Honours Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a major in graphic design. She worked after graduation for several years as a graphic designer in the vibrant downtown Toronto graphic arts market.
Since moving to Ottawa Catherine has return to her beloved roots in painting, enjoying an intimate relationship with colour, texture and pattern. Non representational abstract art is Catherine's passion.Travel has always played a role in Catherine’s life, beginning at the age of 16 with a trip to China during the period of Mao Tse-tung. China showed Catherine the importance in art of pattern. She was inspired by Chinese artists' ability to manipulate designs and colours to form intricate repetitions that are flipped or rotated to create artistic masterpieces seen on walls, floors, ceilings and household objects.





















Exposure to the capitals of Europe during her university years, gave Catherine an appreciation for the great masters in all their glory – size, colour and textures – none of which translate in coffee table books. But it was in Australia that she gained a feel for the impact of colour where Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes from earthy reds to silvery-greys, with streaks of charcoal black algae. Nowhere else in the world are there colours that extend as far as the eye can see.Catherine brings all these experiences into her paintings, combining textiles, found items and paint, and finally allowing her joy of colour to spill onto every canvas she works on.

1 comment:

  1. Your use of color is beautiful and abstract. I really enjoyed looking at your paintings. Your paintings look like Edible Arrangements

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