Jordan Art Gallery presents “Artist in the Spotlight” Catharine Somerville

‘It is my intention to capture the awe and energy of what it feels like to be fully present in the moment by collapsing time into a single burst of energy”

Click HERE to view Catharine’s work at the Jordan Art Gallery and to find out more about this vibrant artistic community in the Niagara Region.

Catharine Somerville was born in Toronto and lives in both Canada and the UK. Her work is a visual experience concerned with the observed world. She completed her degree in Fine Art at Georgian College, Barrie, ON and completed her post graduate diploma in 2009 at West Dean College and Sussex University.

Catharine has been awarded numerous awards for her painting. Her work, based on travels through Newfoundland and the Arctic was awarded the Gryphon Theatre Prize in Barrie Ontario. Since then, she has spent a six-week residency with the Edward James Foundation in Las Pozas, Mexico. As a result of this residency living and painting in isolation as the only person amongst these lush gardens, she won the coveted Chairman’s Prize at West Dean College, West Sussex for her postgraduate work.

Somerville is a recognized artist and her work can be found internationally in public, private and corporate collections in Mexico, the U.S.A, Canada and England including the Edward James Foundation, West Sussex and Las Pozas, Xilitla, YMCA Irma Brydson Place, Toronto, Kanata Research Park Corp., Ottawa, the Thomson Reuters Headquarters, Toronto and the Donald Wilson Neuro Rehabilitation Centre Chichester, West Sussex. Catharine regularly donates a painting to the Katie’s Lymphoedema fund auction in London, UK.