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Catherine Shevlin

Catherine Shevlin studied Fine Art at Ulster Polytechnic and Winchester School of Art, and presently teaches art in Blackpool.

"I explore both outer and inner landscape so as to try to perceive human notions of reality. My intention is to evoke an immediate response from the viewer, creating associated memories and feelings. When the viewer is able to relate a painting to a particular experience or event- and I have found this is often very different from what I had in mind- then the painting has been a success."

"The Wave is how I used to see the sea as a child and when someone else sees something akin to this, then one bit of indigo on a wet piece of paper makes a collective memory that is otherwise difficult to describe. Paintings often have multiple meanings within visual contraints, but I think this should be a spontaneous human reaction rather than absolutely controlled by the artist."