Cathy is a native New Yorker who relocated South in 1986, living in Alabama, Tennessee and now beautiful Pensacola, Florida. She has painted most of her life but not seriously until 'retiring' to 'Paradise' with her husband Gene in 2001. She has two stepsons, and 4 step-grandchildren.
Cathy has worked with pastels and watercolors but mostly favors acrylics for their flexibility and boldness. She enjoys painting florals, scenery and people but her most favorite of all are animals, working from photos.
Cathy's inspirations are her mother who sketched elegant magazine models and continues to paint in Connecticut; her teachers and friends: local artists Talis Jayme who coordinates Artworks Gallery and offers classes and Lisa Mella Burridge who teaches and has designed the Pensacola Mardi Gras poster for the last two years. Cathy met both Talis and Lisa through the Escambia County After School Art Classes.
Cathy & Gene bid a sad farewell to their sweet golden Zeda on July 8, 2011. She is running on the beach with Ivy and Rooker.
Gene & Cathy welcomed a new baby, Josie, to their family in 2012!
Cathy's work can be seen at
13700 Perdido Key Dr
Pensacola, FL 32507
Mon - Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Pet Partners of Pensacola