Catherine Scott Studio
I grew up in Philadelphia surrounded by gritty, urban decay which is no doubt, the origin of my facination with architecture, history and patinas.

Following a career as an architect I now spend my time painting in my studio in Colorado or roaming the high plains of the western United States with my camera. I photograph the old, weatherbeaten surfaces and patinas of old buildings and vehicles. These provide inspirations for paintings.

"Pentimento" is a term often used to define the revealing of a painting or part of a painting that has been covered over by later painting. I have always been attracted to the history implied by this term.

My painting method echoes this concept, involving constant experimentation as I make marks and cover them, leaving earlier marks revealed below later layers. As I add layers and work towards completion, the paintings eventually develop their own history.


Master of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia, PA.

Certificate of Graduation, Pennsylvania Academy of  Fine Arts.

Selected Exhibits:

2015   Rocky Mountain Water Media exhibition, Golden, CO.

2015   Featured in Colored Blocks Abstracts Collection, Saatchi Art.

2015   Featured in January Originals for Under $1000 Collection, Saatchi Art.

2015   NINE dot ARTS, gallery, Denver, CO.

2014   Solo exhibit Prairie Constructs, Longmont Museum, Longmont, CO.

2013   Group exhibit, LADCA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA.

2006   Richard Schmid Art Auction juried exhibit, Fort Collins, CO.

2004 - 2012   Annual featured artist exhibit, Gallery East, Loveland, CO.

2004 - 2012   Annual invitational Art for Conservation exhibit, Legacy Land Trust, Fort Collins, CO.

2005   Three artist exhibit, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO.

2004   Two artist exhibit, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.

2004   Rocky Mountain Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO.

2003   Colorado Art Open exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.


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