Catherine Beale

Watercolours, Pastels, Pencils, Line & Wash
Landscapes, Weather, Clouds, Mists, Trees, Street Scenes, Villages, Rivers, Seascapes, Portraits, Figures, Still Life

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 and recent exhibitions she has visited.

Catherine has painted professionally since 1996 (in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.) Her commission clients span international companies, Clubs, Embassies and private individuals. Her work has been gifted to the Singapore state collection and to British royalty. She has 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 exhibits annually with the Society of Women Artists where she is an Associate Member and past prize winner. She has written about gravity painted landscapes and portraits for The Artist Magazine.

Media: Watercolour portraits - from photographs/model.

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

Life/figure drawing - pencil/pastels/chalk/charcoal on cartridge/sugar paper.

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

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

Based in Somerset, Catherine is happy to travel 1.5 hour from Bath.