My husband, Neil, and I work together to create heavily textured abstract paintings. We are inspired by the work of American and European print-makers to create acrylic pieces that contain embossed and textured effects typically associated with etchings and other prints.
After an initial background painting, we apply modeling paste to the canvas and immediately mark it with various tools to produce three dimensional effects. Our gallery wrapped pieces have heavy texture on all four sides as well as on their faces, creating interesting surfaces all around. Because of their detailed markings, our paintings are meant to invoke natural phenomena such as underwater scenes, aerial maps, fossils and Rocky Mountains.
Catherine and Neil are the artists behind CNPArtists. Catherine's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.