Catherine Carolan

Catherine Carolan

  • Artist’s Statement

    Catherine loves to get lost within the details. The use of bright colours, texture and pattern reflect the emotional and meditative qualities of her work.

    Another endless source of inspiration for Catherine is the raw beauty of nature. By painting the recurring patterns, lines, colours and shapes she sees in vegetation, water, earth and sky, Catherine finds she can slow down, relax and reconnect with nature. She often looks for beauty in unexpected places and finds herself getting immersed in the details.

    Catherine hopes that although her unconscious mind tries to tame nature and make order out of the chaos, she hopes the viewer can still experience an emotional connection to the finished piece of work

  • Biography

    Catherine is a Brisbane based artist and Illustrator. Although born in Queensland, she spent several years in London where she completed a BA (Hons) Illustration degree at Westminster University. Since returning to Australia with a young family, Catherine now finds that acrylic paint is the quickest and most colourful way to express herself.
    Growing up beside the beach, the marine world with its bright corals, shells, plants and fish was an endless source of inspiration. While working and studying Illustration in London, Catherine became interested in the art and mythology of the ancient world, particularly in their use of pattern, repeating motifs and mythological symbols.

  • Awards

    Commended, Brookfield Show Society 2019
    Commended, Portrait Prize, Artworld Studio Gallery 2016

    Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2019,2018, 2017
    Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane 2019
    Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane 2017,2016,2015

  • Exhibitions

    Outside In, St Vincents Hospital, Brisbane 2019
    Lethbridge Gallery, Bulimba, Brisbane 2019
    Brookfield Show Society 2019
    Aspects Art competition, Goondiwindi, 2019
    Regeneration, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2018
    Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2019,2018,2017
    Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane 2019,2018,2017
    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2019,2018,2017
    Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2018, 2017
    Bluewater Arts Festival, Shorncliffe 2017
    Various Group Exhibitions, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2016-2018
    Showcase, Bramble Cafe, Sandgate 2016-2017
    Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane 2016
    Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate 2016
    Bluewater Arts Festival, Shorncliffe 2016
    Showcase, Site Cafe, Banyo 2016
    Artrageous Arts, Deagon 2013

  • Website

    http://aspiregallery.com.au/catherine-carolan

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Catherine Carolan

Morning Calm
50 x 50 x 3.5cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS Sold

Catherine Carolan

Brighter Day
50 x 40 x 4.5cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $845.00