Catherine has a degree in art and education having studied with TP Flanaghan for four years. She taught for 10 years, before leaving to bring up her family and work in the family business. In recent years, Catherine again started painting in watercolours and soft pastels. She is a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland and has exhibited with them in annual and members exhibitions both in Northern Ireland and in Dublin. She also takes part in her local art club and exhibits with them at numerous local exhibitions and group shows.