Cathy was born and brought up in the Caribbean and her work is strongly influenced by the light and colours of that region of the world. She has also spent a number of years in the Highlands of Scotland, the UK and Paris before making Brussels her home almost 30 years ago. Mostly self-taught, she has been able to develop as an artist in recent years thanks to participation in the art workshops run by the Irish artist, Lourda Sheppard, in Brussels. Nature, light, colour, form – oil painting allows a very tactile exploration of the chosen subject with many different ways of applying and working the paint to achieve the desired effect. Technique – Oil on canvas