About Catherine

My work concentrates on powerful, emotional moments in time – human snapshots. Through very energetic and sensual strokes, I express my love of paint and colour, celebrating people and emotions.

Joy, pain, passion, happiness, reflection, intensity, restlessness – I celebrate it all with a fury of colours that fuse, clash, appear and disappear, in a dance that I would relate to the volatility of our emotions, which I endlessly explore. I find the infinite possibilities of colour combination as fascinating as the palette of emotions human beings can display and I strive to convey both in my work.

My works are raw and visceral, the product of instinct rather than intellect. I am very sensitive to my surroundings – colours, sounds, people and most of all music; every cue, whether visual, aural or emotional, has a colour to me and I try translating it all onto the canvas without the distraction of a thought process.

I also particularly enjoy the process, the physicality of painting and hopefully, it transpires in the end result.

French-born, I studied art in Paris before embarking on a successful career in advertising in the UK. After 11 years in the UK, I moved to Australia in 2004 and have been living in Melbourne since. I have had solo and group shows in France, England and Australia and my work is represented in private collections in the Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Work in progress - 1.8x2.5m ✨
Can’t keep away from large paintings at the moment - so much fun to get lost in those 💕
New painting! 🤍 
‘Brume matinale’ 103x143cm
Available directly from my studio, open this weekend by appointment.
Work in progress ✨
Close up detail of a current work in progress ✨
Sometimes an assistant would be handy in the studio! My four legged assistant is not very competent, but he is cute! 🐶
New originals on paper 🌸
Work in progress ✨
Another original oil on paper…just for the pleasure of peeking off the tape ✨