Catherine Harry FRAS
Catherine is a Sydney (FRAS) based artist who has been exhibiting professionally for 30 years in commercial galleries and art shows.
She has won numerous awards and her works have been used in art publications and purchased by government organizations. Since 2008 Catherine has had four successful solo exhibitions. She conducts workshops and recently taught at the Mitchell School of Arts.Catherine studied at the National Art School in Sydney and later extended her studies at UTS obtaining a Teaching Degree.
Part of her development in the visual arts culture has been to study at the Julian Ashton Art School, as well as the study of traditional and ethnic art practices in Europe, U.S.A. and South East Asia.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society and council member. Although much of Catherine’s formal study has exclusively concentrated on oils, her continually developing personal style in the visual arts has embraced the fluent and immediate effects of water based media. Her paintings are drawn from the visual experience of life on a sensory and emotional level. Catherine describes her own artistic style as oscillating between figurative and abstraction and much of her work subscribes to this notion. In the moment when colour, shapes and marks begin to interact, the painting takes on a life of its own reflecting the artist's observations, experiences and imagination.