Acrylic on wood. This painting was developed from a series of drawings of a stool that was wrapped in paper and tied with string. Many drawings of the original stool, many drawings of the wrapped stool and lots of processing. I called this work Metamorphosis as it reminded me of the journey the caterpillar takes…. turning into the moth or butterfly and the many hazards it faces. The many layers and complexities of such an amazing journey. Original SOLD

The subconcious is amazing ground, scary but amazing. Through this work I was able to understand and appreciate my journey, as both a woman and an artist.

The fact that I was able to relate to this change so well, was because there was a huge one taking place in my growth and developement at that time.

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I am an artist from the North Coast of NSW, utilizing my Graphic Design skills to generate thought processes in Adobe Photoshop. I then translate my designs onto canvas using mixed media, ie acrylic, ink, pastel, gold leaf etc. I also work intuitively with colour straight onto the canvas letting the flow of paint dictate the composition. I can relate to the Bowerbird, as I am drawn to blues and turquoises, collecting my treasures from the artists universe to produce my work.

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  • AtaAlishahi
    AtaAlishahiabout 6 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thank you Ata

    – Cate Townsend

  • Midori Furze
    Midori Furzeabout 6 years ago

    Love the colour!!

  • Thanks Midori

    – Cate Townsend

  • Carlos Solorza
    Carlos Solorzaabout 6 years ago

    Cate, this is fantastic and beautiful!.
    i think it’s a great work!
    i think i’ll fav it!

  • Thanks Carlos I’m glad you like it

    – Cate Townsend

  • CDrewHughes
    CDrewHughesabout 6 years ago

    I LOVE this! The colours are just beautiful! Great movement!

  • Thank you so much

    – Cate Townsend

  • margaretfraser
    margaretfraserabout 6 years ago

    great color

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 6 years ago

    Thanks Margaret

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    ah, finally i get to view the masterpiece…
    i’ve been waiting for this for a long long time now….and it was worth the wait,
    i love how you’ve used cool colours, the greens to emphasize the metamorphisis that occures primarily in nature, which is guess is symbolised by the green, did you do that deliberately I wonder or just instinctively …… i also love to hear about the process and how indeed this painting developed from such an unusual concept of constraining a chair in a piece of paper and sketching it from many different angles…i love how from something so static you envisioned a lifeform, and not only a lifeform, but a changing one….and can imagine how the stool may symbolise the creature inside the cocoon…..and the struggle it must have had to push the paper aside, or perhaps it had to eat it’s way through….and there on the other side, having unwrapped it’s fetters…is a whole new world, a brand new day….which is in fact the gift we each are given as our eyes open each morning….a new chance, a new slate upon which to write …. i love it Cate…!!!

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 6 years ago

    You are in my mind lol…… Thanks Karin. Yes the subconcious is amazing ground, scary but amazing. I’m glad you understand and appreciate the journey, and I guess the fact that I was able to relate to this change so well, because there is a huge one taking place in my growth and developement as an artist.

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenabout 6 years ago


  • How kind of you thank you Ellen

    – Cate Townsend

  • Bill Proctor
    Bill Proctorabout 6 years ago
    It is always interesting to hear how the process of creating is with other people….. there are so many similarities. It is a nice painting. Beautiful greens with whites and held together nicely with those strong black lines… .
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