Catherine McMillan

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
(To be announced soon)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011    Naess Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2012   The Quirky Art Café, Edmonton, AB
2013    Propoganda, Edmonton, AB
2015    Café Mosaics, Edmonton, AB
2016    The Quirky Art Café, Edmonton, AB
2016    Café Mosaics, Edmonton, AB
2017    The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House, Edmonton, AB


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013    Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, AB

2014    Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, AB

2018    Night of Artists, Enjoy Centre, Saint Albert, AB
2018    Double Vision 2018- Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Catherine has always been an artist and a traveller. After Art & Design studies at MacEwan University, her desire for travel and her passion for drawing people took her wandering around the world as a street artist...from a campground cabin in Tofino to a Niagra Falls street corner, from a Kibbutz in Israel to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, and from hostels in London and Prague to the Harbour side market in Brisbane, Australia. Alongside her travels, Catherine studied fine art and painting for many years under the mentorship of American painter Eileen Raucher Sutton (whose past students also include Brian Selznick—author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret). 

Catherine approaches all of her paintings intuitively, beginning the conversation with thick textured gesso, followed by layers of fluid acrylic paint and then oil paint, repeatedly applied and wiped off until a luminous colour relationship is created. Often, she starts with a sketch or a clear destination in mind, but sometimes her ideas come out of the work itself; an authentic, emotional response to some unplanned colour interaction. 

Her dreamy, enchanting paintings appear to illustrate little unfinished stories from her imagination however, unlike an illustration, her paintings don’t seek to explain or justify the chimerical scenes but rather quietly invite the viewer to intimately engage, and create their own story. 


Catherine paints full time in her home studio in Edmonton, Canada. Her artwork is in collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.


Catherine McMillan​​

Artist