Cathryn is a Robertson-based botanic artist and printmaker. She has exhibited in the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions, as well as in Sydney and Canberra at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and Europe.
In addition to her artistic interests she is also a keen bush care volunteer, working in three locations in the Wingecarribee Shire – at Caalang Creek in Robertson, the Community Nursery at Moss Vale and as a REPS (Robertson Environment Protection Society) volunteer with the NSW National Parks team in the Robertson Nature Reserve.
She has a keen interest in the conservation of native plants, and in the relationship between art and science in exploring the natural world.
In her art works she uses observation drawings in the field as a starting point, to become familiar with the plant in its natural habitat. From these drawings she learns to understand the structure and ‘character’ of an individual plant, while at the same time exploring the expressive possibilities that it suggests to her.
‘Glimpses in a Rainforest’ is being held in the CTC Gallery to support the local community and raise awareness of the rainforests growing in the Robertson area. The artworks aim to show the beauty of our native plants and emphasize the importance of protecting our endangered natural flora.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday April 21 at 2pm, by Susannah Blaxill, one of Australia’s leading botanic artists. All are welcome.
Dates are April 21 to May 19. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.