Art Medium: Painting
Studio Address: 153 Hills Rd, Raglan
Not open for viewing by appointment during the year.
During Raglan Arts Weekend 2020, 11-13 April, opening times are 10am to 5pm.
Catherine Houston studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design in the 1970’s. She later completed her Teaching Degree and taught Art in various schools throughout the Waikato.
Catherine has always worked as a free-lance artist for commissions, local and National exhibitions. She has exhibited four paintings in the Biennial New Zealand Portrait Exhibition and had a solo exhibition at Soul Gallery, Hamilton.
Catherine is now retired living in Raglan overlooking the ocean and Mt Karioi. Catherine’s subject matter shows the interaction of structures on the landscape whether they be animate or inanimate. Catherine’s more abstract paintings reflect her travels to the South of England coast and Cornwall last year. She is enjoying the process of paring back the landscape to a more simplified form and to instinctively add blocks of colour. Catherine’s intention is to convey an atmosphere of a place through creating texture, applying layers of acrylic paint, mixed media and glazes.