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Catherine Fenton

Born in Canada, Catherine Fenton’s family left the snow to travel around Europe when she was only four years old, living between Portugal, Guernsey and England until finally settling in Spain when she was nine.The constant traveling created a need to grasp on to the sensation and the images of a transitory world and became her source of inspiration.

Spain at the end of the 70s was a haven for artists, the wealthy disenfranchised and foreign criminals on the run and fostered an increasingly rich and exciting cultural environment that had a profound effect on Catherine. Her artwork focusses heavily on texture and colour, often layering collage of maps, words, cloth overlain with acrylic and oil painting.

Having always painted, it was after her first solo exhibition at the Fallen Angel Islington London 1996, when she sold her 60 % of her work, Catherine felt encouraged to take painting seriously, going on to exhibit at the Brixton Open, BlindArt at the Royal College of Art, the Institute of Architects alongside works from Paula Rego and Bridget Riley.

After time out bringing up her children, Catherine began exhibiting again in 2015, exhibiting in 14 exhibitions to date. This included a successful solo exhibition and organising an award winning exhibition featured on the UN.Water website to promote understanding of World Toilet Day. Her own paintings for WTD were recently exhibited at St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the #JustWater17 campaign. Currently working with WITP Art organising Every Drop Counts exhibition and workshops for World Water Day.