Catherine Howard’s ambition is to portray the everyday beauty around us, to draw attention to the minutiae of life, to chase that elusive light, to capture not just a moment, but a part of a story – stories of people and places that can be enjoyed over and over.
The three separate series that I am currently working on are the ever changing and delightful Mill Creek in Orangeville, a narrative story of a fictitious couple, Jack and Anna and also a series portraying my interpretations of scenes from the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis.
Colour is an obsession and Catherine constantly experimenting and learning. Working primarily in acrylics on stretched canvas, many of the paintings are done entirely with a palette knife, some with brush and others with a combination of both.
Finding inspiration all around her, in music, in a favourite book this collection showcases Catherine’s work.