Exotic Vision by Cate Townsend

Mixed media on canvas panel
Acrylic, ink, pastel
Currently on exhibition “Slick City Chicks” at space 565 George Street Sydney
I designed this work using photoshop a while ago

The painted version of my original design isn’t as complex, but I’m still happy with the outcome.

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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  • Samantha Aplin
    Samantha Aplinover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Cate, your work is always so amazing!

  • Thanks Samantha I only got back this afternoon from Sydney, big drive. I’m exhibiting with nine other women all Sydney based artists, down in George street. The opening was last night, the work looked great, it just seemed to gel together although most of us had never met.

    – Cate Townsend

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    A very excellent creation!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill very kind of you.

    – Cate Townsend

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    she is an exceptional beauty cate welldone Liz))

  • Thank you Liz …..finally, it only took a week to do but felt like a lifetime. I only got back yesterday so will be sending your print off today :)

    – Cate Townsend

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    beautiful comp,design,colors and expression!!

  • Thank you Agnes, in a way I hope she doesn’t sell as I have fallen for her :)

    – Cate Townsend

  • carlinecasey
    carlinecaseyover 3 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thank you :)

    – Cate Townsend

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownover 3 years ago

    So cool!

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownover 3 years ago

    Please consider this challenge. :)

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago

    really fabulous..well done!

  • Thank you Catherine I’m glad you think so :)

    – Cate Townsend

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 3 years ago

    Ahh! Cate this is gorgeous, love the curve of her neck…stunning;)

  • Thank you Shanina, I’m glad you like her, I was aiming for her to reflect the peacock, maybe they are one …..who knows.

    – Cate Townsend

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Personlaly I prefer the painting.. I am passionate about hand painted art….it touches me more than digital work.. ( sorry digitalists, I do like your work too.. honestly!! But hand created art is my first love!)

  • Thank you Heather, yep that’s why I do it. It is a lot easier for me to design the work digitally first, the pc becomes my sketch book.

    – Cate Townsend

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