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WELCOME...Catherine C. Martin paints, displays her work, and teaches painting at the The Red Canvas in Apex, North Carolina. The Red Canvas opened in August 2001, fulfilling a lifelong dream for her that began at an early age. Catherine is an impressionist painter and uses intense color. In viewing this site, you will see that her brush strokes are bold and her choice of color explosive. You are invited to come visit the gallery and studio, view Catherine's works in progress, chat with students and sign up for weekly painting classes. Click
here to view Catherine's work on display at the Red Canvas and other galleries.





Catherine studied art beginning at a young age with private instruction, and continued at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, East Carolina University, Meredith College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and studied with Charles Sovek and Marcia Burtt. She has also taught art with the New Hanover County and Wake County NC Public School systems, Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, NC and continuing education classes at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.

Catherine began drawing when she could hold a pencil and painted her first oil at age ten. Over the years, she has changed her medium to acrylics which better suits her style. She paints with a loose, rapid style that truly captures her feelings at the moment the paint strikes her canvas. Her Catherine C. Martin paintings are spontaneous and flooded with brightcolors. She is an honest painter who sees the world in her own way but has been greatly influenced by Vincent Van Gogh, the Fauves,and Alfred Chadborne. Plein aire painting is her first love and travels to France, Spain, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Morocco and the U.S. have been her inspiration.



Contact:   The Red Canvas, 127 North Salem St., Apex, NC 27502, (919) 362-9006
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