Catherine Tait HH Prac. (Art.Th)

Phone: 0419119047

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Artist Statement

Catherine Tait has been creating all her life and exhibiting professionally for over 35 years. She has won over 40 awards and in 2019, exhibited in New York.

Living in central Victoria Australia, a creative hub for artists, Catherine attended art school and worked in display for Myer. Workshops and mentoring from established artists, and experts in their field, help Catherine’s approach to art constantly develop as the learning process continues to evolve. This ceaseless exploration propels her career and fuels an endless search for new techniques.

Catherine’s latest body of work centers on the use of warm highlights and darker undertones to create depth and emotive constructs. She creates with multiple mediums – watercolours, pastels, mixed media – using a limited warm palette. Her subjects vary, from portraits to vast natural landscapes and intimate still-life compositions.

“I find I am very influenced by American artists. I like the directness of portrait painter John Singer Sargent and the mood style of Edward Hopper.”

“For me, the key to a good painting is not the light but the darkness. If you get the darks right, the lights take care of themselves and it all comes together – that’s the magic of painting”