River Muse Art Gallery & Studio... ...where creativity flows
Plein air artist and oil painter Catherine Whitehead is an award-winning artist whom typically paints outdoors, alla prima or wet-on-wet, and completes her work in one sitting. She says painting in nature gives her the ability to truly experience with all her senses the beauty she is capturing on canvas. With numerous awards and exhibitions to her credit, Cathy also conducts Plein Air workshops.
"My studio is outdoors. I see a painting in every direction! Nature has so much beauty to offer. For me, plein air painting is exhilarating. I love the energy and spontaneity that translates into the work. The whole experience is invigorating and the culmination of this experience is what I hope to translate into in my artwork. Nature has a way of attaching itself to the canvas. So my plein air paintings are not just what I see. They truly harbor the DNA of the scene."
Local awards of distinction: Artists Choice Award-Morristown New York Plein Air Festival, August, 2016.
Honorable Mention-Morristown New York Plein Air Festival, August, 2016.
1st Prize-Clayton Thousand Islands Plein Air Competition, August, 2018.
3rd Prize-Clayton Thousand Islands Plein Air Competition, August, 2021.
Cathy resides in Glen Gardner NJ with her husband Bill.
River Muse is deeply honored to have Cathy join the gallery through Spring 2022.