Catherine Beale

Watercolours, Pencils, Line & Wash
Landscapes, Weather, Clouds, Mists, Trees, Street Scenes, Villages, Rivers, Seascapes, Portraits, Figures, Still Life
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Catherine loves watercolours. She keeps them fresh and mobile with her “gravity painting” techniques which she demonstrates to groups of all sizes. Dropping pure pigments onto a wet board and encouraging them to mingle can help to free up painting styles, promote brave colour use and full tonal range.

Catherine is equally happy to provide full demonstrations or step-by-step demos with teaching. She is generous with her information whilst she paints, discussing a multitude of subjects from composition, pigment behaviours and lifting-off techniques, to using the imagination, to recent exhibitions she has visited.

Catherine’s professional practice began in Singapore in the 1990s where she painted commissions for companies, Embassies and individuals and where her work was gifted to the Singapore state collection and to British royal family. Returning to the UK in 2006, she has since been elected Member of the Society Women Artists, is a past prize winner and has demonstrated watercolours during their exhibition in London's Mall Galleries. Catherine’s portraits have been exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in London, Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, Holburne Portrait Prize Bath and Bath Society of Artists. She has written about gravity painted landscapes and portraits for The Artist Magazine.


Atmospheric watercolour landscapes - from photographs, sketch books or Plein Air. Past subjects: rolling landscapes, winter trees, mists, reflections, village scenes, the shoreline, clouds & weather, National Trust properties etc

Line and wash - crisp ink line married with cascading watercolour.

Watercolour head and shoulder portraits from photographs.

Figure drawing from life - pencil/pastels/chalk/charcoal on cartridge/sugar paper.

Still life in watercolours/charcoal and chalks/oils/pencil/line and wash.

Catherine uses watercolour board which she can supply at cost. She also uses clay board (modern fresco).

Based in Bath, Catherine is happy to travel throughout the South and West.