Cathy Farwell

Artist Statement

The opportunity to explore and experiment with techniques and materials across mediums is fundamental to my arts practice as a mixed media artist. This body of work is a visual exploration of the essence of places often visited and well loved. Technically it is an extension of my earlier work; creating paintings by using hot or cold patination techniques on copper to colour and etch into the surface, before going back in with oil paints to finish the composition.


Upon completion of a Bachelor of Education, Cathy taught children with special needs for the Waterloo County Board of Education. She left teaching to became a full-time mother and began taking community art courses in drawing, painting, fiber arts and clay. A decision to pursue art seriously led to enrolment as a mature student in the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo. Cathy received numerous awards for artistic merit and academic excellence.  Cathy is the founder of the Artists’ Critique Group, the BOX Art Show and Sale, is the General Organizer of that annual November show, and has served as juror for the City of Kitchener Public Art Competition, among other volunteer community art activities. The artist works in Kitchener, and lives in Waterloo with her family where she is represented by Harbinger Gallery. Locally Cathy’s work has been shown at BOX 10, BOX 09, Globe Studios, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Gallery 96, The Waterloo City Atrium, Walper Terrace Hotel, Eldon Gallery, and Homer Watson House and Gallery.

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    Cathy Farwell - Woods and Water