Cath studied Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art in the days before everything was degrees and universities.

“There was a focus on the skills of drawing and painting and as with many art colleges at the time, gave a good basis for self-discipline in managing projects and getting organised as a professional artist.”

Cath returned to fine art at the age of 50, after a career in Community Arts work and Art Education. She has two grown up children and 2 grandchildren and lives with her husband in Bristol, working from a studio at home.

Cath has held many exhibitions in solo and group settings over the past 22 years. She co-founded the now popular and successful North Bristol Arts Trail with friend Sarah Cowper, 19 years ago.

She has contributed to national and regional exhibitions at The RWA, The Pastel Society at The Mall Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair in London, with original works in private collections worldwide and selling thousands of prints over the years.

“With my ‘community arts’ hat on I want people who like my work to be able to afford it whether card size, prints or originals.”

Apart from her local Post Office she now supplies all her cards through the brilliant card publisher Green Pebble. They have not only extended her range but also produced note books and calendars with her painting images. Their reach means that her images are known throughout the UK and in fact attracts customers internationally.

After many years of working in pastels she has moved on to painting in oils and drawing in charcoal and graphite enjoying the outcome.