E101 Gallery presents Cathy Carey, “California Color,” February 27th to April 10th. An opening reception will be held on March 5th, 5-8pm at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA and will coincide with the First Thursdays evening event sponsored by the E101 Mainstreet.
Born in Washington, DC. and educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, Cathy received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Virginia and California, and are in many private collections and have won numerous awards. Her teaching career includes being an instructor of Color Theory at The Art Institute of California in San Diego, workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Pasadena, CA, at the Golden Door, Escondido, CA and at her studio in Escondido, CA .
Cathy Carey has a unique approach to painting. “I have the ability to create the world my mind is going to live in as I paint, and I am determined to express the way I feel. I spend most of my time painting or thinking about painting, and it is within the realm between joy and grateful where I choose to dwell.” These are the things she thinks about when painting.
Her personal philosophy of color is to express emotional meaning through color and believes this is the purpose of art, to express the story of being alive at a particular time. Art is the physical manifestation of the emotional and spiritual nature of an artist's response to the world around them, and the world within them.