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Catherine Moreno

Mill Valley, CA

“I am fascinated by abstraction, three-dimensionality, motion, luminescence, color, shadows and reflection -- water in motion or in any state is my favorite subject. I am drawn to closeup details of nature. I do abstracts less often. I work outside at home on compositions sometimes started elsewhere, using photographs as a beginning reference. Oil painting is my medium, or rarely, acrylic. I like to work slowly until I have surprised myself and am satisfied that the details of the painting are mind-catching. In the end, I may have arrived at something of the effect I originally intended, or spectacularly achieved the goal toward which I originally set out.”

I was born in Oregon and spent my early years playing on Oregon coast beaches, but have lived most of my life in California. I began painting in the early 1990’s and am largely self-taught, learning from my artist colleagues, and in art classes and workshops in the San Francisco Bay area, mostly at the College of Marin.

Exhibits
I participate each year in Marin Open Studios and in juried and invitational group exhibits in the Bay Area. Galleries where I often have had paintings include the Marin Society of Artists Gallery, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, and San Francisco Women Artists Gallery in San Francisco. I have had a number of solo shows in Marin County was selected as a finalist in International Artist magazine several years ago, and for a number of years now have been juried into American Art Collector.

23 Lomita Drive Mill Valley, CA 94941

Passing dawn

Catherine Moreno

Sailing uphill

Catherine Moreno

Tidal inlet

Catherine Moreno

Watergrass

Catherine Moreno