Welcome  to the gallery of artworks created by Vancouver artist Catherine  Adamson. Catherine's paintings are made with acrylic and latex paint on  stretched canvases and finished with a UV-protectant varnish. Using her  "free-flow" painting method of allowing paint to flow off a wooden stick  and down onto a prone canvas, she layers the colours and lines to  create a unique movement and depth on each canvas.  Paintings can be  purchased directly from the venues, or by contacting the artist via  email. Enjoy!



Honours and Awards:

May 2010 - Award of Excellence for "Iris V"; ArtSpacific Show, North Delta Arts Council

July 2010 - Award of Distinction for "Heartbreak"; Oil & Water Show, S.Delta Arts Council

March 2011 - Honourable Mention for "Ditch"; ArtSpacific Show, North Delta Arts Council

May 2011 - Award of Excellence for "Passion"; Abstract Show, Federation of Canadian Artists

March 2015 - UFV wine label competition winner for red and white: "Salsa" and "Perlette"

April 2015 - Honourable Mention for "Lipstick 13" at FCA juried Foliage & Flowers show

July/August 2015 "Lipstick 13" chosen for the front cover of the FCA's Art Avenue magazine

Spring 2017 - B.C.Children's Hospital commissioned three large original paintings for their new Acute Care Tower. Competition saw over 1200 applicants. This is quite an honour.

My Inspiration


I have always sketched and painted throughout my life, but only recently these past twelve years have I experimented with what I call "Free-Flow" painting.  By giving up having complete control, as we do with a paintbrush, I allow the paint to flow freely from the stick held over a prone canvas and watch the magic happen. I am influenced by the chaos and beauty of nature. Certainly Jackson Pollock's style of dripping and pouring paint from above also influenced my method. I have moved beyond abstract and take time for images to emerge from the chaos I create. There is great joy in letting go of control and celebrating the results.


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