Catherine Wagner Minnery
I am constantly inspired by the natural world; the sunrises and sunsets, the ordinary upstate NY landscape that I see on a daily basis. Of course, I also am deeply moved by the majestic; the rivers and streams and mountains that are part of this landscape. -- Catherine Wagner Minnery
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About Catherine:
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Minnery graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She has been a resident of Saratoga Springs, NY since 1990. 

In February, 2013, Minnery was voted Best in Show at the Albany Center Gallery’s Project Art, a pop up gallery at the Great Northeast Home Show in Albany, NY. In 2010, Minnery participated in the Albany, NY Institute of History and Art's “Tomorrow's Masters Today” exhibit in which her painting was one of ten to be designated as part of the Master Class.

In February 2008, Minnery exhibited large contemplative drawings of water and streams at the Mikhail Zakin Gallery in Demarest, NJ. In 2002, she traveled to Rwanda, Africa, with Catholic Relief Services and produced a body of work from that experience. In 2001, she, along with Saratoga Springs artist Anne Diggory, were part of the New York Times, "In Art's Footsteps"; a 10 part series that revisited locations illuminated by the Hudson River Artists. Her work is included in museum, corporate and private collections.

Artist Statement:
"... I am constantly inspired by the natural world; the sunrises and sunsets, the ordinary upstate NY landscape that I see on a daily basis. Of course, I also am deeply moved by the majestic; the rivers and streams and mountains that are part of this landscape.

I could go on and on about light and shadow, the underlying abstract and spiritual components of any subject matter (other locales, interiors, still lifes or some combination) but I create art because I have a need to make visual the excitement I felt when I first looked at (or thought about) the subject at hand, searching for the unseen, not just the surface reality.

For my landscapes, I usually work from small studies and quickly taken digital photos. Rarely do I start and finish a piece plein air, but I have a strong desire to work outside. It recharges me. In the studio I gather all my material and filter the subject matter through my own lens of experience and artistic sensibilities so that the work will be a personal interpretation.

I like Paul Klee's creative credo, ”Art does not replicate what we see; rather it makes us see. I work in many mediums and accept commissioned assignments.” -CWM
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Hazy Fall Morning
Oil on canvas
24"x 36"

Shadow
Oil on canvas
20"x 40"

Wetland After the Walk
Oil on canvas
22"x 22"

Blue & Green
Oil on panel
6"x 6"

End of the Day
Oil on panel
8"x 8"
To contact Catherine
w: catherineminnery.artspan.com