ART IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH…” Andy Warhol

 

 

 

ARTIST PROFILE

Cathryn CogillCathy Cogill lives and paints on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

She was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1957 and moved with her family to Mooloolaba in 1961.

A deep connection with the sea was forged at an early age and continues to this day. Cathy has been body surfing the waves off Mooloolaba for over 50 years now and her large wave paintings reflect the awe and admiration she has for the ocean.

Her formal art tuition commenced in 1998 in the Brisbane studio of mosaicist Scott Harrower. An interest in the technical aspects of mosaic making coincided with her research on the mosaics of the Greek island of Delos, the topic of her Bachelor of Arts honours thesis at the University of Queensland.

Scott introduced her to the “Ravenna technique” of making mosaics where the classical motifs of ancient Greece and Rome were replicated using small hand-cut marble tesserae.

Following many trips to Greece, Italy and Cyprus in pursuit of the ancient mosaics, in 2005 Cathy settled in Hania, Crete where she set up a mosaic studio and successfully exhibited and sold her work.

The second phase of Cathy’s art tuition commenced in 2010, when she studied painting (acrylic on canvas) in the studio of Eva Von Bernstorff in Hania.

Since then she has undertaken several drawing and painting courses on the Sunshine Coast with Lyn Donald and Don Milner, and in Brisbane with Robert Andrews, Abramo Papp and Merv Moriarty.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Mosaics

2009 – Hania, “Traces”, group exhibition with 4 other artists
2010 – Hania, “In the Atelier”, group exhibition with 5 other artists

Painting

2012 – Hania, “Seasons”, with Linda Talbot
2013 – Hania, “Thalassa/The Sea”, with Linda Talbot & Balsam Wood