Catherine C. Haynes
My joy of painting started when I would run down the hill from grammar school to my grandmother’s studio to paint by her side. After a twenty year career as an engineer, I have come full circle and returned full time to painting and pursuing the arts.
I express my passion for nature by painting plein air throughout New England, and have traveled to Italy and France to study, teach and paint. I interpret the ever-evolving atmospheric conditions with color and form, and concentrate on the interplay of light and shadow. Both soft pastels and oil paints provide both the spontaneity and painterly qualities, I desire to depict a fleeting moment in time and nature.