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Cathy Corcilius, nicknamed "Cat" has become known mostly for her paintings of American Indian women. Cat's paintings depict many common bonds of womanhood, no matter what their nationality....pride in heritage, respect for tradition, strength of character, passion, and often tempting charm. She also paints still lifes, various American wildlife, cowboys & horses, and landscapes.
While in high school Cat won several scholarships to the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California, and took summer classes. Cat gained some art education there, but her dream of continuing her art education and becoming a full time artist was not to be for many years.
Other than the summer classes in Los Angeles, and tutelage from several renowned artists, Cat is basically self-taught and began her career painting people. The American Indian woman became her favorite subject, her interest having been instilled by her Mother, who loved everything western.
While adept in several mediums, oil, acrylic, pastel and gouache, Cat's style is representational and she likes to place her subjects in Southwestern settings.
Cat's original paintings and limited edition prints can be found in homes, businesses and galleries in nearly every state, and including several other countries. Her collector limited edition prints are sold out, but are highly sought after on the secondary market.
For many years the Leanin' Tree greeting card company has chosen her work to be featured on their cards, and several pieces have been chosen by collector plate companies for publication on collector plates. Cat was honored to have one of her pieces included and featured in a book, "Art of the American West," by Caroline Linscott & Julie Christiansen-Dull. Cat is also a member of the Oil Painters of America.
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