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Catherine Fraser


from Duncan BC

Images are depicted using a variety of mediums: watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media paintings on paper or canvas. Images are representational and abstract, painted in the outdoors and in the studio. Some images are directly painted and others are done by creating under paintings and layering paint on the top and working into and lifting off paint. I like to work on one veil painting a year where I weave hundreds of layers of watercolor on paper and wait for images to appear. This is a meditative way to paint.

The themes in my work have varied over time. As a teenager I painted portraits, then landscapes, people within their environments, and becoming more abstract in representation. A continuous thread is painting nature and people.

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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division