Catherine Ogden is a self taught painter of costal scenes and rolling countryside hills. Whether working in watercolour or acrylic, she manages to capture the essence and beauty of tranquil scenes. Her work resonates with an innate light, created by the rendering of the smallest detail in a skilled and passionate manner.
She has been elected to The Society of Women Artists, the Royal Society of Miniature Painters and an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, showing the esteem with which she is held within the artistic community. LondonArt is proud to represent such a talented and well received painter, and hopes that you find her work as pleasing as we do.
Whether capturing boats reflecting in the port with a near photographic realism, or breaking a hillside scene down to its primary forms, Ogden creates work which shimmers with a warmth and beauty. Her representation of Tuscan trees and sunflowers uses simplified shapes and bold colours to show the inherent calm and peace of the scene. She manages to create a feeling of warmth and joy with her palette and a swirling perspective that stretches through the valley and towards the horizon.
Her watercolour miniatures of fishing boats and harbour scenes gained her a strong reputation and many admirers. The size of these works makes every detail count and she manages to create a wonderful scene in a tiny amount of canvass. Having fallen in love with the French and Italian countryside she was encouraged to work on a larger scale. These larger works retain the same eye for detail and show a real versatility to her work. She is a painter with many sides to her talent, changing her style to suit the mood of the scene. It is for this versatility and eye for painting in beautiful detail that we are proud to name Catherine Ogden our artist of the week.