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After several years of working full time in advertising and trying to build a painting business, I recently left my full-time job to spend more time on my art. I'm now a "half-time artist," as I am continuing to consult and freelance in brand and digital advertising strategy, which is a huge improvement over being an "after-hours artist."
I have always been making art and since 2011, have been focusing on painting landscapes. I paint with Golden and Liquitex acrylics and most often paint on canvas. I am constantly taking photos of the beautiful landscape around me. I take photos at stop lights, out on the open road, from inside the airport terminal; though I sometimes go on a drive specifically to take photos, most often I am inspired by scenes in my everyday life.
Friends, family and strangers frequently commission me to paint places that are special to them. I really enjoy being able to paint something that will bring them joy and be meaningful.
"From vast, clear skies to dramatic cloud formations, Catherine Freshley’s paintings transport the viewer to a place that is familiar and comfortable – even ordinary. Her work attempts to capture and showcase the transcendent beauty in our everyday scenes – back roads and fields and the expansive skies above them."
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