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Catherine is a contemporary artist from Wooragee in regional Victoria.
Her unique approach to artmaking is expressive and engaging, capturing rural Australian subjects.
“Having mostly lived in small regional communities it’s only natural to be captivated by the bush and it’s many wonders. Something different is offered every day. It’s a matter of opening yourself to new ideas and experiences, enjoying the seasons and letting my paintings evolve”.
An expressive use of colour, line and texture with an emphasis on mark making is Catherine’s trademark. Her contemporary arts practice primarily involves drawing, painting and mixed media using oils, oil stick and oil pastel.
North east Victoria and the NSW Riverina landscapes provide ongoing fodder in her recent body of work, preferring to focus on natural waterways, creeks and billabongs. Native flora and bird studies are ongoing themes in her everyday practice also.
Since completing a Bachelor of Arts degree (Visual Arts) in 1995 at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga, she is currently enjoying fulfilling a long held dream of becoming a full time professional artist. Catherine exhibits regularly both regionally and interstate. Her work is becoming very well sought after, winning the prestigious $20,000 MAMA Art prize in 2016 and a sell out solo exhibition at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) in 2017.
2019 Feature Artist – Moree Gallery NSW
2017 “Habitus” solo exhibition at MAMA (Murray Arts Museum Albury), Albury NSW
2015 “My Terrain” Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW
2015 “On Your Mark- A Rural Perspective” Gallery 34, Yea, Vic
2015 “Paper Trail- A North East Perspective” GIGS Gallery Wodonga Vic
2015 “Feels Like Home” Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW
2014 “From Little Things………….” Spiritus Gallery, Yackandandah, VIC
2014 “New Works – Catherine Stewart”Moree Gallery NW
2013 “Beyond The Line” GIGS Gallery Wodonga VIC
2013 “New Works” Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW
2012 “Natural Instincts” Solo, Moree Gallery NSW
2011 “Rustica” Solo exhibition Griffith Regional Art Gallery NSW
2010 “Terrain, Navigating New Landscapes” Collaborative Exhibition, Cube 37 Frankston Vic, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Shear Outback, Hay
2009 “5×5” Collaborative Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery
2009 “Simple Pleasures” Solo Exhibition, Cottage Gallery Griffith NSW
2018 Highly Commended, Trinity Art Show, Albury NSW
2016 Winner MAMA Art Prize, Albury NSW
2015 Highly Commended, Trinity Art Show Albury NSW
2014 Winner, Open Section Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi QLD
2013 Winner, Drawing and Contemporary Sections, Goondiwindi QLD
2012 Winner Drawing/ Contemporary sections Wagga Wagga Art Show, NSW
2012 Winner Drawing, Goondiwindi Art Exhibition QLD
2011 Highly Commended “Exposed” Art Exhibition, Griffith NSW
2011 Winner, Contemporary Section, Wagga Wagga Art Exhibition
2011 Winner, Drawing Section, Wagga Wagga Art Exhibition
2011 Highly Commended, Overall Winner, Wagga Wagga Art Exhibition
2010 Winner “Exposed Art Exhibition” Figure Drawing, Griffith NSW
2010 Highly Commended (Works on Paper) Corowa Art Exhibition
2010 Winner “Drawing” and “Contemporary” sections Mildura Art Show