Prior to returning full-time to visual arts in the form of fine art painting, Catherine Kirkland enjoyed a 35+ year career in advertising and publishing, as an award-winning art director, illustrator, graphic designer and production manager. This lifelong involvement in art and design brings an artistic maturity to her artwork. As a Studio Art major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she studied illustration, painting in oil and acrylic, ceramic and metal sculpture, as well as theater set design and film language. Through professional work and independent study, Catherine explored photography, digital media and film/video art direction and production.
Catherine's current focus is in creating space-themed, abstract pointillist paintings, rendered in acrylic on canvas or linen.