Catherine began studying botanical art in 2008 at the Mary Harden School of Design. She has taken master classes with many visiting artists in the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program, several weeks in Italy with Elaine Searle and at the ASBA Annual Conferences. She studied commercial art in college and worked for many years in Silicon Valley as a mask layout designer, drawing computer chip masks. During a 10 year career break at home with young children, she studied ornamental horticulture and ran a landscape design business. Now retired, she looks forward to combining her love of plants with the study of painting them.
Catherine participates in several group exhibits every year and has been juried into the San Francisco deYoung Museum Open Exhibition (2020), the Mt Tam Florilegium (2020-2022), ASBA 22nd Annual International (2019), Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli for several years, Plants Illustrated each year at U.C.Berkeley Botanical Garden, ASBA Small Works, and the Alcatraz Florilegium. She has also exhibited at the Huntington in Pasadena and in St. Petersburg, Russia. She works mostly in watercolor on paper but also likes pen and ink wash, silverpoint and colored pencil.
Catherine is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists where she co-writes the ASBA Highlights monthly newsletter and serves on the Executive Committee as a Member-at-large. She has been the Recording Secretary on the board of the local chapter, NCalSBA since 2016.