9.13.16 Cathyann Burgess Botanical Gardens

Cathyann Burgess gives a wonderful demonstration of plein air pastel painting at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.

Cathyann Burgess gives a wonderful demonstration of plein air pastel painting at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.

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Cathyann Burgess Pastel Demonstration–Love of Drawing

“It matters little what I paint. It matters much that I paint. A certain glance, attitude, light or mood communicates with me strong enough to get me motivated to speak back. Then I go to my studio and pick up chalk or brush. It is there at the easel where I find contentment, simple yet abundant with memories and moments I wish to record.”

Cathyann has been drawing or painting as long as she can remember and consciously thought of herself as an artist at age 13. She was born in Manhatten and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MSEd in Art from SUNY College at Buffalo, NY. Her teaching experience in art for over 25 years includes formal schools both public and private, museums and workshops. Committed to life long learning, Cathyann’s studies include workshops with Nelson Shanks, Daniel Greene, Matthew Mancini and Randy Sexton.

Sue Dolamore--our fearless leader.

Sue Dolamore–our fearless leader.

Cathyann with her husband, now makes her home and studio in Hendersonville, NC. She paints full time after retiring from teaching art at Benedictine College Preparatory School, Richmond, VA, where she chaired the department of Fine Arts she created in 1998. Her works are in both corporate and private collections. She has received many awards and honors for her art work.


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