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Hi, Thanks for taking the time to look at my work. I have always had a passion for art and find it to be an escape from my everyday life. Funnily enough, everyday life is what gives me the inspiration to paint. My style is predominantly semi-abstract, abstract and in some cases verging on surreal. These styles best allow me the freedom to express my feelings, emotions and beliefs in a creative manner.
The majorities of my works begin with simple charcoal lines and are then continued with acrylic paints. However, I do enjoy the use of a mixture of mediums and my mind is always open to experimentation with new techniques and products. I am passionate about using multiple colours and glazing techniques to create depth and tonal value in my paintings. This is a slow but rewarding process as it gives me the opportunity to assess the painting after each glaze. To me, an art piece should not be rushed or forced. When I begin a piece it is the start of a new journey and I am absorbed in my work, thus time is not a factor.
Although ideas for my paintings come from many different avenues, I believe that in the end my creativity is inspired by personal experiences. One of the most rewarding experiences throughout my creative journey has been the influence of my art teacher and mentor, Donald James Waters, who has consistently encouraged individuality and reminded me to stick to my own journey & be true to myself.

gildays@optusnet.com.au
cathygilday.com
http://www.cathygilday.com/gallery.html

  • Joined: January 2010

Journal

Gallery Opening This Weekend

This Saturday my friends from the Yism Art Group and I will be celebrating the opening of our very own art gallery. We’ve been planning it for weeks now and it is finally eventuating. It is located in the Beenleigh & District Historical Society, which is situated in the corridor between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, hence the name “The Gallery In The Corridor.” I am extending…
Posted almost 3 years – 4 comments

Swing Into Spring Exhibition

The "Y"ism art movement is back! / Last year’s “Swing into Spring,” exhibition was a huge success, so we’re doing it again. Why not come along and meet some wonderfully talented local artists including accomplished contemporary artist Donald James Waters. Enjoy art, wine tasting & live music! We’d love to see you there!
Posted about 3 years – 3 comments

Re-Diversities Exhibition, Robina, Qld

You’re invited to “Re-Diversities Art Exhibition!” If you’re a local, or here on holidays, please pop in and have a look. There are works from 12 local artists, (me included;) all from the “Helensvale Art Group,” Gold Coast, Qld.
Posted over 3 years – 5 comments

Swing Into Spring a Great Success All Round!

Had a wonderful day Saturday at our “Swing Into Spring Exhibition,” which was held at the Showman’s Club in Yatala. With live music by “Back To The Future,” our "Y"ism Art Group, really did have Yatala rocking! / The event was officially opened by the Logan Shire Mayor, Pam Parker. We were Also fortunate enough to have our wonderful teacher, Donald Waters, …
Posted about 4 years – 2 comments
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