Catherine has been studying botanical art since 2008. She studied commercial art in college and worked for many years in Silicon Valley as a mask layout designer, drawing computer chip masks. During a 10 year career break at home with young children, she studied ornamental horticulture and ran a landscape design business.
Now retired, Catherine takes master classes whenever possible and continues to paint with her original group at the Mary Harden School of Design. She participates in group exhibits several times a year, most recently, the ASBA Annual International in Ross, CA and Plants Illustrated: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World at U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden.
Catherine has three pieces in the Alcatraz Florilegium and is currently working on entries for the Mt Tam Florilegium.
Catherine serves on the board of Northern California Society of Botanical Artists as well as the national board of American Society of Botanical Artists.