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Artist Cathy Jones


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Biography


ARTIST'S STATEMENT: 
 
From the beginning, I have found watercolor uncontrollable, fluid and alive.  Because of this, my art work has changed over the years and has recently been influenced by my teaching of the ever challenging medium.  Being a teacher has led me to experiment with watercolor by adding mixed media so as to stimulate my self and my students to come up with refreshing works of art.
When I began painting years ago, I relied on visual information and instruction from my teachers to create my work.  Now I have a background of information to begin a painting with but know that I can experiment with my own ideas and mixed media to create a piece of artwork that is exciting.
My painting process consists of some or all of the following:  an idea in my head or a photograph, 300 pound rough watercolor paper , canvas or birch board. a short sketch, gel medium, a layering of color, tissue paper, salt, splatter, and whatever else is needed to bring the piece to fruition. 
 

 
 
ARTIST'S BIO:
 
I came to put paint on paper long after having been inspired by the impressionist painters while studying for my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Paris and Grenoble, France.  After graduation from the University of Illinois, I married and moved to New England and was immersed in the fine art museums of Harvard College and Boston, MA.  Subsequently we moved to Denver, Colorado where we enjoyed the mountains from a distance but could not resist their siren call.  So after a few years we moved to Evergreen, an artist community 25 miles west of Denver, situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  During this time I discovered Georgia O'keefe and fell in love with her sensous style of painting flowers and southwestern landscapes.  I finally discovered my muse was watercolor and decided [...]

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