Catherine Ludwig Donleycott personally designed this online art gallery of original hand painted oil paintings and watercolor paintings just for you!
Catherine was born in the Bronx during WWII. She grew up on Army bases in The South, and on the beaches outside New York City. In 1949, seven-year-old Catherine drew an elephant at school. On her walk home, euphoric at what she had done, she decided she wanted to become an artist...just like her mom.
Catherine expresses her subconscious artistic vision primarily through expressionistic impressionistic and abstract seascapes and landscapes. Beginning to apply paint to paper or canvas, the painting itself inspires her. Since 1972, the public has responded to her artistic vision by purchasing over 350 original painting.
In 1983, the NC State School of Design Dean Claude McKinney told her, "You are already doing work that many of our students will not even be able to do when they graduate. You just need to get a job. If you want to get a degree, get it in something else." So she did.
In 1988, Catherine graduated from NC State University with her two daughters and a BA in English. For thirty years, Catherine worked as a marketing, public relations, technical and medical writer and designer in the software, pharmaceutical, and education industries. She used her psychology education, training, and experience to analyze, design, write, and edit documentation,processes, procedures, and standards.
Now, after a life-long search for a sense of place, Catherine has settled in Clayton, North Carolina where she gardens, walks, and paints.
Sharing the comfort she receives from the natural beauty in the world, as well as the joy she feels when interacting with her paintings, has been her life's goal.
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