About Catherine Bryant
Inspired by nature and a creative spirit within, Catherine is passionate about producing new ideas for her paintings. Her interpretation of the environment while painting “en plein air” energizes a powerful response of experience, portrayed in all her media, which includes oils, acrylics and encaustics.
Bryant, an art educator, teaching both at Preston Art Center and her own studio, says:
“Teaching is a fabulous experience. The students are thrilled when they begin to learn why a painting works and why it doesn’t. This information empowers them to be stronger artists. I am humbled and overjoyed taking this journey with them.”
Catherine has been a prominent Louisville Artist for the past 25 years. She has developed her love for the Arts from childhood and brings that love to every piece she creates. For Catherine “Art is the Breath of Life.”
• From 2002 thru February 2009 Catherine owned a Gallery on Frankfort Ave.,
Louisville, Ky. with a partner.
• 2012 – Plein Air Painters of Kentucky / Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Ky.
• 2012 - Solo Show ( 40 paintings, some 3’6” X 4’ 6”)/ Gallery M, Louisville, Ky.
• 2012 – Guest Artist of the Month for Kentucky Arts Council
• 2012 – Invitational group show/ New Harmony, In.
• 2011 - Kaviar Forge Gallery/ Louisville, Ky.
• 2011 – Painting Indiana III/ Juried into book
• 2010 – Hoosier Salon /Indianapolis, In.
• 2010 – Water tower paint out award winner/ Louisville, Ky.
• 2010 – Art Avenue Invitational/ Louisville, Ky.
• 2009 – Kentucky Visions at the Capitol/ invitation only
• 2009 – Woman’s Art Club of Louisville/ Honorable Mention
• 2009 – Art Avenue Invitational / Louisville, Ky.
• 2009 – Madison Art Club, Madison, In./ Honorable Mention
• 2009 – Pendleton Art Center ; Juried Show/ Rising Sun Indiana
• 2009 – “ From Woman’s Hands”; Invitational at Indiana University East
• 2009 – Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft; Juried members show
• 2009 – Smith Barney & Citi Bank; Invitational
• 2008 – Kaviar Forge Show; Juried
• 2008 – Jasper Community Arts, Jasper, In.; Juried
• 2008 – Madison Art Club, Madison, In.; Juried, two Awards of Distinction
• 2008 – Rising Sun Art Competition, Rising Sun, In.; Juried
• 2008 – Kentucky Visions at the Capitol/ invitation only
• 2007 – Madison Art Club, Madison. In.; Juried, Award of Distinction
• 2007 – Kentucky Visions at the Capitol/ invitation only
• 2006 – Madison Art Club, Madison, In.; Juried, Mayor’s Choice Award and People’s
• Educational background includes a BFA from the University of Louisville with an
additional two years post BAC study in Fine Art Painting. She has continued to take
classes all over the country (New York, California, Florida), as well as painting “ plein air”
in Italy and France.
• Fine Art Painting teacher
• Taught Air Brush Techniques at Ivy Tech, in Indiana and was and air brush illustrator in
Advertising for 10 years.
• Also for the past 25 years Catherine has had a successful Mural business
• Past Board Member/ Louisville Visual Art Association
• Artist Advisory Committee/ Kentucky Museum Art and Craft
• Member of Plein Air Painters of Kentucky
• Member of LOOK/ Consortium of Louisville Gallery Owners
• Member Oil Painters of America
• Member of Indiana Plein Air Painters
• Member of Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass
• Member American Impressionist Society