I love painting, seeing paintings by others, buying paint, and selling paintings as an original, poster, tote bag, throw pillow or phone case. See them here on FAA. I have enjoyed making all the pictures and I get a real kick when someone out there likes one so much they want to buy it.
Colour really excites me and colour next to colour is endlessly amazing. When the weather is cold, I feel warmest working with colours.
People often say of painting as a pastime that it must be so relaxing. Well, not really, as it can be very frustrating and make whole days vanish when you meant to do something else. But it is gripping and exhilarating on good days - we will not mention the failures!
I won a painting competition at school when I was about 9 and I have just one picture I painted at that time (squirreled away by my mother and found in her treasures) which I could not achieve now - paintings done by children have such a freshness. But I hope my current painting evokes that quirky, colourful effect of children's work.
Since the distant days of childhood, I have played with all sorts of different techniques, been to many workshops, exhibited pictures, sold many, bought hundreds of books, run workshops for fun and for cash, visited dozens of exhibitions - and generally been interested in art.
Catherine Redmayne joined Fine Art America on August 29th, 2013.