Cathy graduated from Central St. Martins in 1990 with an honours degree in Printed and Constructed Textile Design. After a 10 year career in Fashion Retail Management in London and South East, Cathy moved to Wiltshire in 2000 with husband and Potter Nick Pearce.
Having taken a break from making scarves, cushions etc. from her hand printed fabrics Cathy is now focusing on developing her observation skills. "I draw the world around me, the surrounding coutryside, the plants in the garden and my cat as she sleeps"
Cathy's fascination of Roundway Hill and the surrounding fields continues in her work this year. Living within a stones throw of the hill, Cathy is able to observe the changes in the seasons, capturing the extraordinary play of colours and lighting conditions through sketches, notes and photographs. Mostly using soft pastel for the final paintings, Cathy is also experimenting with different techniques of producing an under painting for these larger works. Besides the large framed landscapes there will be smaller mounted field sketches available.