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Catherine Flood

Catherine Flood ASU, PSI, USWA works in Pastel, Acrylic, Gouache, Water Colour and Oil

 

About the artist

 

Born in Belfast and now living in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Catherine has had an interest in art since childhood.  In Ballymena Art Society she studied oil painting, but went on to develop her own technique in pastels, acrylic, gouache and watercolour.  

She studied Advanced Level painting with the Open College of the Arts and now teaches art throughout the County Antrim area.  

Any remaining time is used for her own paintings, exhibiting her work and international cycling trips, which she records in illustrated watercolour diaries.

1992)1993) Gave a 3-day Art School for Heart of the Glens Festival – to capture the landscape of the Glens of Antrim.

 

1994

Elected full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland.

 

1994

Liam Neeson has one of Catherine’s paintings, as a memory of his youth in the Glens.

 

1995

Winner of the Pastel Society of Ireland’s poster competition It was exhibited at the Society’s inaugural Annual Exhibition in Downpatrick.

 

1996

Area finalist in the Morton Art Awards Exhibition.  Arches Gallery, Belfast.

 

1997

First prize Ballymena Civic Week Exhibition.

 

1997

Designed an illustrated guide ‘Walks Through Cushendun’ for the Cushendun Community Development Association.

 

1998

Selected for the Laing Art Exhibition.

Selected as a member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists.

 

1999

Selected as a member of the Arts Society of Ulster.

 

1999

Winner of the ‘Bluebell Wood’ Art Competition run by the Northern Ireland Forest Service.

 

1999

Designed and illustrated a ‘Past and Present’ map for the Cushendall Development Association. This takes the form of a large colour poster with the Cushendall District Area in the centre surrounded by local images, such as The Curfew Tower, Layde Old Churchyard, and Coshkib Hill Farm, now moved and reconstructed in the Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

 

2000 Selected from the Ulster Women Artists Society to travel to Seattle to work under the auspices of Art Partners International Cultural Exchange.  Exhibited in the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre under the title “Millennium Images Ireland and America”.

 

Took part in a weeklong residency with artists from Ireland and the United States.  Her work was produced here was displayed in Post Townsend, Washington State.

 

Her pictorial journals were displayed as the foundation of an exhibition at the Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle.

 

2002/2003

Painting selected at the Arts Society of Ulster Exhibition for the First Trust Bank 2002 calendar.

 

Elected Chairperson of the Pastel Society of Ireland

 

2004

Prize-winner in the 2004 Belfast City Council “Design a Christmas Card” competition.

 

Awarded full membership of the Arts Society of Ulster.  Picture chosen as publicity poster for Pastel Society of   Ireland’s annual exhibition

 

2007 Awarded the Diploma of the Ulster Society of Women Artists

 

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

I love the rewards that my interest in art and painting have brought – the friends I have met through sharing the delight in our common interest and the way it has opened my eyes to the beauty of the world around me – this is what I try to capture and share with others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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