Catherine Carolan

Catherine Carolan

  • Artist’s Statement

    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. Catherine works mostly with acrylics and loves to get lost within the details of the painting. Bright colours, texture and pattern reflect the emotional and meditative qualities of her work.

    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.

  • Influences

    Growing up beside the beach, the marine world with its bright corals, shells, plants and fish was an endless source of inspiration. Another endless source of inspiration for Catherine is the raw beauty of nature.

  • Awards

    Online Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2021
    Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2020
    Highly Commended, Brookfield Show, Brisbane | 2019
    Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Brisbane | 2019
    Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2019
    Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2018
    Voters' Choice, 'Foot Square', Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2017
    Finalist, Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2017
    Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane | 2017
    Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane | 2016
    Online Finalist, Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane | 2015
    Commended, Portrait Prize, Artworld Studio Gallery | 2016

  • Exhibitions

    Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Brisbane | 2021
    Brookfield Art Show, Brisbane | 2021
    Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2021
    Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba | 2021
    Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Brisbane | 2020
    'Outside In', St Vincent's Hospital, Brisbane | 2020
    Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | 2020
    Toowoomba Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba | 2020
    Downlands College Art Show, Tooowoomba | 2019
    'Outside In', St Vincent's Hospital, Brisbane | 2019
    Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | 2019
    Brookfield Art Show, Brisbane | 2019
    Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2019
    Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2019
    Regeneration, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2018
    Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2018
    Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate | 2018
    Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2018
    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2018
    Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2017
    Rotary Art Prize Spectacular, Brisbane | 2017
    Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate | 2017
    Bluewater Arts Festival, Shorncliffe | 2017
    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 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
    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2016
    Showcase, Site Cafe, Banyo 2016
    Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate | 2015
    Artrageous Arts, Deagon | 2013

  • Website

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

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Catherine Carolan

Somewhere in September
40 x 40 x 3 cm Framed: 42 x 42 x 4cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS Sold

Catherine Carolan

Sunshine After Rain
40 x 40 x 3 cm Framed: 42 x 42 x 4cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS Sold