'Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it 'the Reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the mist' ~ Edgar Allan Poe
I love nature, and am in awe of what God surrounds us with. I'm content in capturing that quiet beauty.
Creative born, my first Christmas memory was opening a box filled with paper, crayons, fingerpaints, paints and brushes. I've been playing with 'my toys' ever since.
I am a self-taught artist. In April of 2008 I picked up my first pastel. The richness of the pigments, their forgiving nature, and my love of nature seem to go hand in hand. With my fingertips being the paintbrush, I've returned to the days of that first Christmas present, and and the simple joy of painting with my fingers. Original artwork is offered for sale through me personally, and comes matted and framed to preserve the delicate nature of pastel.
I consider myself emerging. And not being totally satisfied in any one medium, I found myself feeling something new stirring within me. Having no idea what that may be - I picked up some old vintage windows from the side of the road and drug them home. Fathers Day, 2011 - as a tribute to my dad who I had lost to Alzheimers earlier in the year, I decided to try and paint in reverse on one of those old windows. Thinking through a painting backwards was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed it immensely and was quite pleased with the eventual outcome. Oddly, I've done nothing but paint in reverse since that day, and I'm enjoying it still! That isn't to say that my pastels won't ever be used again, or I won't play in any other mediums.... it's just what my spirit is happy doing at this moment. :~)
Capturing moments in time through photography has been a passion of mine since elementary school. I cannot ever remember going anywhere without a camera in hand. Recently I have been urged to share some of my photography. If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to email. I welcome any and all comments.
I have a few pieces displayed for sale at The Gallery in Swartz Creek, MI.
I set up at local art festivals occassionally. Please visit my blog to see where I'll be next. http://cathy-weaver.blogspot.com