Art Displays

September & October 2018

Main Lounge: Catherine Linley

Small works in various media

Catherine LinleyCatherine Linley has been sketching her whole life, but painting, she says, is relatively new; she also works in collage and does some photography. “I like to think I’m pretty adaptable,” she says. Recently, art classes in her building have pushed her to try new things, but whatever she does, she prefers to work small, which comes with its own set of challenges.

“You really have to plan your composition,” she says, and she’s had plenty of practice: artist trading cards—a favourite pastime—might involve all of her chosen mediums, separately or together, and rendered onto on a 3 x 5 card she trades with other artists. Her collection has grown to include work by artists from far and wide. The beauty of working small? “You can work anywhere,” says Catherine. Born in England, Catherine studied art at Bideford School of Art and Leeds Polytechnic. In 1987 she moved to Canada with her three young daughters who grew up and became Canadian citizens, as she did. “Art and writing have been lifetime interests for me,” she says. The exhibition includes small works in oil, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, and photography.