Cat Croxford is an artist based in in West Berkshire, UK. She finds her inspiration from the Berkshire Downs near to where she lives and from her travels to European forests and gardens.
Cat paints the changing light of the seasons, and she aims to capture in her paintings the strong contrasts, rich colours and natural patterns of the woodlands. Her intent is that every painting is the beginning of a story, a pathway or window that leads to something hidden in our imagination or memories. "I want people to be able to walk in to my paintings, to feel a real sense of space in the natural world; perhaps even recognise the trees and woods from their own lives and memories, to be able to relate to the paintings in a way that makes them feel that they have been there, that they know it, that they belong there".
She also enjoys painting floral and foliage subjects. Whilst these paintings are a lot more detailed in appearance, closer inspection shows an expressive brushstroke still evident and an exciting interpretation of colour.
As part of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire, Cat is opening her studio to visitors in May.
Come have a chat, watch Cat at work and browse a range of new artwork and cards.
For details an opening times visit Open Studios
Cat teaches at JoeDaisy Studio in Mapledurham, South Oxfordshire. She runs weekend and week classes as well as one to one sessions.
Visit www.joedaisy.co.uk for details