Artist Cathryn Powell

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Artist’s Biography, Cathryn Powell

Born in Long Beach California, Cathryn Powell comes from a family that has produced many generations of artists. Showing an aptitude and love for art and creating at a very early age Cathryn built the foundation for a life of creativity.

In high school, her school had a wonderful art department, where she could explore many different mediums; drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, silkscreening, block printing, lost wax and silver soldered jewelry and sculpture.

While attending college Cathryn  repeatedly took life drawing classes where she experimented even more, from pencil, charcoal, watercolor ,wax crayons, sculpture, design, and fabric arts. As an adult Cathryn has continued with her passion for creative exploration and love of learning. With each new experiment or idea many more rise up.

Cathryn’s artistic focus had been on plein air landscape painting from 2005 since. A desire to offer more affordable artistic pieces Cathryn opted to explore printmaking more seriously. 

Relief printmaking has really become Cathryn's main creative focus to the point where she will do a plein air piece specifically to use as a design for a print edition. In printmaking Cathryn has finally found her creative home. There is so much that can be done with printmaking effects that cannot be achieved in painting, and one can experiment for years without repetition.

If Cathryn were to choose the most compelling reason for her love of printmaking, she would say that it forces the print maker to distill the composition down to the essence of what drew them to it, that little flicker of inspiration has to be identified.

Current And Past Memberships

Huntington Beach Art Association
Laguna Plein Air Painters
Tahoe Art League


One Woman Show, Huntington Beach High School 1975
Goldenwest College Student Art Show 1977 
LPAPA Artist Members Show, Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach California 2012, 2013, 2014
Randy Higbee Gallery Show
Debra Huse gallery Show, [...]

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