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Cathy Wagstaff

Cathy Wagstaff
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I create semi-abstract landscape paintings in mixed media and acrylics.
Central to my work is the idea of transience and journey towards the light.

I am fascinated by the atmospheric changes of light and weather, which mist, rain, sunlight and clouds bring to the land.

Through my paintings I aim to express the awe, serenity and freedom I experience in the outdoors.

Sketching outside on location is my starting point.
The separation involved in making a painting from sketches distils my memories and impression of a place into paint, especially colours, movement and energy.

The work become my journey to express my impressions of a place through layers added and subtracted, and responding to the painting with paint and a wide range of media.

This approach allows me to work freely and intuitively rather than as a depiction of a location, leaving my paintings open to other interpretations.

I hope my painting will uplift you every time you look at it in your home.

You can see more of my work at www.cathywagstaff.com and follow me on social media @cathy_wagstaff_art
2024 Group Exhibitions
Fortingall Summer Show, Fortingall, Perthshire
Assemble, Perthshire Artistans, Perth
Awaken, Artisan&, Aberfeldy
Rhythm, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Winter Walks, Alba Bella Gallery, Blairgowrie
Winter Show, Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy

2023 Group Exhibitions
The Bield, Blackruthven - artist in residence for Open Studios
Summer Show, Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy
Summer Show, Fortingall
Summer Show, Birnam Arts, Dunkeld
Elements, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Curiosity of Life, Artisan&, Aberfeldy

Paintbox Artschool
Professional Development, 2022-23
Mentoring 2021-22
Landscape Course, 2020-21

Open College of the Arts
Drawing Skills 2018-20
Foundations Drawing 2016-17
Evening Haze
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  • Evening Haze
  • Mixed Media
Incoming Tide
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  • Incoming Tide
  • Mixed Media
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  • Contemplation
  • Acrylic
Further On
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  • Further On
  • Acrylic
Slow Rhythm
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  • Slow Rhythm
  • Acrylic
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  • Rhythm
  • Acrylic
Layered Light
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  • Layered Light
  • Acrylic
Soul Scape
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  • Soul Scape
  • Acrylic