Catherine McMillan​​

Catherine has always been an artist, a night owl and a traveller. After Art & Design studies at MacEwan University, her desire for travel and her passion for drawing faces took her wandering around the world as a street artist...from a campground cabin in Tofino to a Niagara 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. Catherine’s extensive experience as an international caricature artist eventually led to many exciting illustration projects and opportunities such as illustrating the award winning website WildFiles.TV Interactive (winning Gold at the International World Media Festival, Hamburg, Germany), doing illustrations and project management for the CD series Zoology Zone (winning Best Interactive CD, Wildscreen Film Festival, Bristol, UK) as well as her being cast as a courtroom artist in the movie Small Sacrifices with Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal. 

Alongside her illustration work and travels, Catherine studied fine art and painting for 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 with thick textured gesso, followed by layers of fluid acrylic paint or oil paint repeatedly applied and wiped off until she feels that the right atmosphere has been created. Sometimes she starts with a sketch or a clear destination in mind, but often her ideas come out of the work itself and evolve from somewhere inside of her. Over time, these paintings of little unwritten stories quietly tell her secrets about who she is and what she deeply believes about life.

​Catherine is the Exhibitions and Social Media Marketing Coordinator for VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association) of St. Albert and holds a position on the Board of Directors for SkirtsAfire— Edmonton's only multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring and elevating the work of women artists.​​ She paints in her home studio in Edmonton, Canada.

​Catherine is a member of VASA St. Albert as well as CARFAC Alberta. Her artwork is in collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.

Artist

Catherine McMillan


Art Gallery and Gift Shop Representation:

  • Gossamer Treasures Gallery and Gifts, Wabumun, AB
  • Maven and Grace, Edmonton
  • Modern Eyes Gallery and Gift, St. Albert​



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 — "52 by 52"
2016    Café Mosaics, Edmonton, AB
2017    The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House, Edmonton, AB 

2018    Funky Petals, Sherwood Park, AB — Showcase of recent work

2019    VASA,(Visual Arts Studio Association), St Albert, AB — "Traveling to the Edge of Ordinary"

2019    The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House, Edmonton, AB — "Stories from my Inner World"

2019    Gossamer Treasures Gallery and Gift, Wabumun, AB — "Liminal States"

2019    Funky Petals, Sherwood Park, AB — Showcase of recent work​



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013    Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, AB

2014    Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, AB

2015    VASA, St Albert, AB — "Women Portraying Women"

2017    Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, Edmonton —Art from the Unknown 

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

2018    Laura I Gallery, London UK —  "I am a Woman and this is my Legacy" 

2018    VASA(Visual Arts Studio Association), St Albert, AB — All Member Winter Show

2019    Night of Artists — Enjoy Centre, St Albert, AB

2019    VASA(Visual Arts Studio Association), St Albert, AB — Spring Exhibition

2019    Gossamer Treasures Gallery and Gifts, Wabumun, AB — Revealing Art

​2019    VASA(Visual Arts Studio Association), St Albert, AB — All Member Winter Show