Catherine Basten | WC Wildlife Exhibit

                      March 8 – April 25, 2018

Artist Reception | Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm


 Artist Statement

Art is your expression of what is beautiful. Crafting is an art which
requires learning a skill. Combining my love of painting and the desire for
depicting nature at its best inspired my watercolor paintings.

I began drawing at an early age; my favorite subject was animals. My
grandmother owned a store and graciously provided me all the supplies I
needed, while encouraging me to continually improve.

As an adult my life was filled with work, family and outdoor activities and
my painting was put aside. Years later I picked up painting again; painting
on any pallet I could find: wood blocks, metal, paper, ceramics, glass and
furniture. I seemed to hunger to create a style, so I enrolled in every adult class found in the area trying to refine or define my art. After attempting my styles I found my muse through watching and depicting nature at its best, hence I found a love for wildlife painting.