Catherine's work is concerned with a dialogue between landscape and abstraction; a distillation of the essential colours, marks and lines encountered on walks through the landscape. She is intrigued by traces of the layers of history of a place - both geological and man-made.
Catherine's work process begins with sketches directly from the landscape, adding notes of colours, descriptions of light and shapes. Later in the studio she works on a series of paintings, using elements from the sketches and memory as a starting point for compositions. The paintings develop over a period of time, using mainly thin layers of colour and lines of paint, pencil or charcoal.