Catherine Brougham’s artwork features portraiture, the human body, animals, plants and landscapes.
Drawing on her own life experience, she uses art to better understand her own emotional responses and of those around her. Catherine describes the personal themes in her work as an exploration “of the beauty and uniqueness of people, human emotion and the overwhelming joy and hardship of being a parent.”
A distinctive feature of her style are strong contrasts and bold dark spaces used to direct the eye to an intended focal point. Working initially with graphite on paper, Catherine enjoys experimenting with many different mediums including ink pens, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, gouache and watercolours.
Catherine’s artistic influences include the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt and contemporary artists/ illustrators Myriam Tillson and Bao Pham.