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The Art Portfolio of Catherine Howard

A painting of a farmhouse at sunsetEvening Stroll, acrylic on stretched canvas

Catherine Howard is a Canadian painter who favours acrylic pigment for producing her paintings of the Canadian landscape. Catherine’s paintings encompass a range of subjects including wildlife, domesticity, and sweeping, epic outdoor scenes. 

A painting of a duck sitting on a floating logDuck "Lacha", acrylic on cradled board


I like the slightly soft quality of Catherine’s painting style -- the artist does a beautiful job of painting small details, textures like tree bark and animal hair, lending an almost sketch-like aesthetic to many of the artworks. The artist’s chosen colour palette tends to be subdued, lending all the more impact to moments where she does apply heavily saturated hues -- to capture an intense sunset, for example. 

The front page of Catherine Howard's art portfolio


I enjoy the atmosphere that Catherine creates with her body of work. Though the scenes are widely varied in composition and subject matter, the artist takes a careful, almost meditative approach to producing scenes that celebrate an almost idyllic landscape -- minimally populated, lush and green.

A painting of a lighthouse at nightBeacon of Hope, acrylic on cradled board

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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