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Catherine Imhof-Cardinal

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I am a Swiss-French artist living near Aberdeen in Scotland. I began my career in Aix-en-Provence and Versailles, France, where I studied sculpture and drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the early Seventies.

For me, painting is a link with the outside world, connecting me with people living on other continents. When I paint I can be in touch with events that affect fellow human beings around the world. I can create order in the inner turmoil some of these events provoke and try to contribute positively by sharing and supporting inwardly in a non-material, spiritual way through my work. Invariably, traumatic world events have an influence on my painting since I never set out with a particular subject in mind but let the painting develop of its own accord. The basic human states and emotions are the same the world over and painting is my participation in them
Solo Exhibitions
1985 Arts Centre, Aberdeen
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1986 Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris
1987 ‘Room with a View’, Edinburgh
Galerie GSMBK, Bern, Switzerland
1989 Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen
1990 Forresterhill, Aberdeen
1991 Springfield, Aberdeen
Galerie GSMBK, Berne, Switzerland
1992 ‘Imagomania’, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Conference Centre, Aberdeen
Woodville, Aberdeen
Painted Lady, Galveston, Texas
‘En Avant’, Houston, Texas
1993 ‘Inauguration, Drumoak
‘Spring Show’, Newton Dee, Bielside
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves
Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestersh.
Windsor Park, Singapore
1994 Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
1998 QueensRoad Gallery, Aberdeen
Harbourstone, St John’s, Newfoundland
1999 Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestersh.
Little Gallery, Pittenweem
2001 Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
2002 Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
Camphill Medical Practice. Bielside
2004 Queens Gallery, Dundee
Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Milton Gallery, Crathes, Aberdeen
2006/7 North East Open Studio
2008 Camphill Medical Practice, Bielside
Bridgefield, Stonehaven
2009 Newton Dee, Bielside, Aberdeen
2011 Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
2013 HM Theatre, Aberdeen
2014 Gallery Q, Dundee
2015 E Alessandro Studio, Broughty Ferry