Catherine Flood ASU, PSI, USWA works in Pastel, Acrylic, Gouache, Water Colour and Oil
About the artist
Born in Belfast and now living in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Catherine has had an interest in art since childhood. In Ballymena Art Society she studied oil painting, but went on to develop her own technique in pastels, acrylic, gouache and watercolour.
She studied Advanced Level painting with the Open College of the Arts and now teaches art throughout the County Antrim area.
Any remaining time is used for her own paintings, exhibiting her work and international cycling trips, which she records in illustrated watercolour diaries.
1992)1993) Gave a 3-day Art School for Heart of the Glens Festival – to capture the landscape of the Glens of Antrim.
Elected full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland.
Liam Neeson has one of Catherine’s paintings, as a memory of his youth in the Glens.
Winner of the Pastel Society of Ireland’s poster competition It was exhibited at the Society’s inaugural Annual Exhibition in Downpatrick.
Area finalist in the Morton Art Awards Exhibition. Arches Gallery, Belfast.
First prize Ballymena Civic Week Exhibition.
Designed an illustrated guide ‘Walks Through Cushendun’ for the Cushendun Community Development Association.
Selected for the Laing Art Exhibition.
Selected as a member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists.
Selected as a member of the Arts Society of Ulster.
Winner of the ‘Bluebell Wood’ Art Competition run by the Northern Ireland Forest Service.
Designed and illustrated a ‘Past and Present’ map for the Cushendall Development Association. This takes the form of a large colour poster with the Cushendall District Area in the centre surrounded by local images, such as The Curfew Tower, Layde Old Churchyard, and Coshkib Hill Farm, now moved and reconstructed in the Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra
2000 Selected from the Ulster Women Artists Society to travel to Seattle to work under the auspices of Art Partners International Cultural Exchange. Exhibited in the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre under the title “Millennium Images Ireland and America”.
Took part in a weeklong residency with artists from Ireland and the United States. Her work was produced here was displayed in Post Townsend, Washington State.
Her pictorial journals were displayed as the foundation of an exhibition at the Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle.
Painting selected at the Arts Society of Ulster Exhibition for the First Trust Bank 2002 calendar.
Elected Chairperson of the Pastel Society of Ireland
Prize-winner in the 2004 Belfast City Council “Design a Christmas Card” competition.
Awarded full membership of the Arts Society of Ulster. Picture chosen as publicity poster for Pastel Society of Ireland’s annual exhibition
2007 Awarded the Diploma of the Ulster Society of Women Artists
I love the rewards that my interest in art and painting have brought – the friends I have met through sharing the delight in our common interest and the way it has opened my eyes to the beauty of the world around me – this is what I try to capture and share with others.