In my painting and artwork I try to capture the color, light, texture, and a sense of the object or place. I use color to create subtle abstract forms, which show in particular the interrelationship of forms, lines, colors, and dominant direction. The composition and form dominate.
I begin through drawing and my intuition guides me. I never quite feel like I am control of this expression yet it pulls me along. Yet at the same time, I embrace the sense of something “concrete”, the nearly ﬁnished product; the ﬁne-tuning of an image…the unexpected.
My work expresses a feeling about an experience I have had or a place I have been to. It is often about a change of time, season, or natural condition. My art is an expression of my feelings about structure, order and, subtle complexity. It is personal and has a strong sense of design, color and use of technical skills.
Cathy Garnett is a visual artist, primarily a painter and printmaker. She holds a diploma in studio art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cathy was selected to be an artist in residence at Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point in late Spring of 2017. Recently, her work, “Tidal Creek”, an acrylic painting was selected as best in the show at the Three Stones Gallery in West Concord’s emerging artist show.
Cathy holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture and worked as a professional landscape architect in the Boston Area.