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Catherine G McElroy

CatherineGMcElroy

Etna, CA

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CATHERINE G. McELROY
ARTIST STATEMENT

As with most artists/artisans the desire to create is a constant thought. It is the beast within that nags and nags until you give in, but it is never satisfied and is always hungry for more.
I have been very fortunate in my life to work as an artist. For the past 15 years I have been a watercolorist, painting humorous images that I sell at art fairs up and down the west coast and online. I have also been a silversmith, dressmaker and could be labeled a creator of messes. Someone once told me "You are not creative unless every flat surface is covered with stuff." So, I guess am creative because I rarely see the surface my dining room table. Projects linger everywhere, whether it is painting, jewelry making, up-cycling (only found items within my space), paper mache, wire bugs, gourds...my desire to transform is endless.
Recently I discovered what has become my current obsession; acrylic paint pouring. After hours of watching videos & gallons of wasted paint I have finally begun to see the results I've been seeking, controlling the uncontrollable & I am loving it. The process is literally pouring paint onto a surface, watching colors blend as the flowing patterns form. It is mesmerizing & I am truly grateful for the magic I experience every time I pour.



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CATHERINE G. McELROY
ARTIST STATEMENT

Primarily at this stage in my life I am a watercolorist. I paint what I envision or experience and I strive to make my artwork entertaining for myself and others.
When painting, my style wanders in different directions depending on my mood. I may paint realistically but really love to paint whimsically. Nature’s creations are fabulous subjects when combining whimsy with realism and my artwork reflects my view of the world which is filled with endless entertaining subjects and predicaments.
The technique I use involves intense color saturation and my goal is to try to replicate the vibrant colors that I see in nature as realistically as possible.
What truly brings me joy is how people react to my work. First they admire the colors, questioning the medium and then they relate to the subject matter. Be it beauty, humor, silly or an environmental statement, it keeps me painting and I am always thinking about my next piece.
I look at life as being full of lessons. Everyday is a brand new day filled with new experiences that enhance the perception of our own reality. My hope is throughout my life I will never stop learning and always be laughing.



Check out my new childrens book at; www.catherinemcelroy.com/books.html
Become a Facebook Fan at: http://facebook.com/CatherineMcElroyArt
Member; California Watercolor Association.


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