CATHERINE MEYERS - ARTIST STATEMENT
My drawing and painting practice involves representational, figurative, portraiture, and narrative
subject matter. Over the last four years I have had let go of realistic rendering, in order to return with a renewed perception and ideology of what it means to involve myself with art, and in particular with painting. I give myself permission now to make mistakes, which enables me to greatly enjoy the creative process, while sustaining my passion for realistic rendering, or not, without any preoccupation with the completed outcome.
After working for many years in oil medium alone, egg tempera has given me a deeper vision and appreciation for painting. Currently I am involved with continuing a series of egg tempera paintings on panels, based on the book, “ Women Who Run With The Wolves”, by Jungian analyst, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, that depict inter-cultural myths, fairy tales and stories that represent a longing for the wild and understanding the wild woman and knowing the soul.
Curriculum Vérité Catherine Meyers RR 3 178 Hwy 209, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M1S0 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: catherinemeyersartist.blogspot.com Education Post Secondary Nova Scotia College Of Art & Design Halifax, Nova Scotia -1972-1980 B.F.A. Art Education Program - 4.5 Years Mime School Unlimited 1979 -1980 Commedia del Arte Toronto, Ontario Thebacha College Pre-Employment Welding Apprenticeship - 1984 Fort Smith, N.W.T. Royal Road Riding School 1994 - 1995 * Equestrian Coaching Preparation Program Fredericton, New Brunswick Mount Allison University - 2009 - 2012 Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, Sackville, New Brunswick * Specializing in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography EXHIBITIONS Start Gallery - Dec 2nd - 14th 2011, Sackville, New Brunswick Culture Days/Infusions - Tidewater Books, 2011, Sackville, New Brunswick Cumberland County Museum - Group Show, Fall, 1992, Fall 2011, Amherst, Nova Scotia Owens Gallery - April 12th 2012 - June 24th 2012, Sackville, New Brunswick COLLECTIONS Amherst Daily News - Public Group Exhibition, Amherst, Nova Scotia Autumn House - Amherst, Nova Scotia Private Collections - Works held in private collections within Canada AWARDS Canadian University Woman’s Scholarship 2009 Crake Internship 2010 - Mount Allison University Catherine MacDonald - Arsenault Prize 2012 - Mount Allison University PUBLICATIONS 7 Mondays - Volume 17, 2011, Anchorage Press, Sackville, New Brunswick HERE - Volume 12, Issue 48, December 2011 Kindle - The Creative Path, Blog - http://catherinemeyersartist.blogspot.com Catalog - Mount Allison University Graduate Exhibition, 2012 TEACHING Art Education * Three year student Art Teacher, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax Nova Scotia Youth Care Worker 11 - Moncton Youth Residences INC., 1995 - 1999 * Involved adolescent youth in weekly art classes in four Group Homes in the MYR Inc. Apple River Youth Art Camp - Apple River Community Hall - Summer 2011 * Facilitated art classes to children, ages 5-10 years of age Middle Eastern Dance - Summer 2009 * Instructed adult women in regular Middle Eastern Dance classes. Private Art Instruction - Summer 2008 * Drawing and Painting