Catron Wallace is self-taught with more than twenty years of experience. Her first artistic explorations as a child were with charcoal and pencil, and when she discovered the expansive possibilities of color as an adult, she began her painting career in earnest.
Her abstract paintings beg to be named “cityscape,” “landscape,” “waterscape” but they also evoke something beyond the substantial world that we hear, touch, see, taste and smell. Catron uses color, line and composition to explore emotional and conceptual components of an inner world. Each painting is a declaration from that inner world. Her works express what words cannot articulate. Catron’s hope is that her paintings prompt the viewer to sense and explore their own emotional and conceptual territories, especially the unchartered realms.
Of her art, Catron says, “ Creating art is like breathing, necessary for life. Abstraction gives me the freedom to translate my emotions into visual symphonies. My goal is to soak in the world around me and put it to canvas in way that is beautiful and thought provoking. The natural world and its beauty routinely influence my work.
I consistently challenge myself to try new styles and mediums. Acrylic paint is my foundation but sand, coffee grinds and mud are no stranger to my studio. For my brushes I use my hands and anything they can hold.
My hope is that people connect with my work on an emotional level and leave feeling encouraged to explore their own emotions and way of viewing the world in a more creative manner."