Artist Cathy Barry

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Cathy Barry attended DePaul University and finished her studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She is an accomplished artist and has accrued 40 years of teaching experience in oils and life drawing. Cathy was co-owner of an art school for 13 years before she decided to pursue her own career and paint full time. "I love teaching and sharing my passion for art, so I will continue to teach on a limited basis. Each day, as I enter my studio, I can't believe how blessed I am to be living my dream."

Cathy's paintings are in collections throughout the United States and in corporate collections in Japan and China. She has participated in numerous private and group shows some of which include Scottsdale Art School, Chicago's Union League Club, Oil Painters of America, and Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art.

"I love working from life. The camera simply can't capture the color or the emotional response you feel in person. Nevertheless, it's a great tool and some fleeting moments need to be recorded by it. It's then that artists turn to use the reference to best suit their purpose."

The majority of Cathy's work is attained thru commission.


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