'Catherine Weld' Paintings Gallery
Catherine Weld’s work aims to distil the experience of being in the complex and beautiful but fragile and vulnerable natural world, as it comes under increasing threat from changes in climate and other ravages inflicted on it by man.
Her response to this includes an increased appreciation of and connection to the land, heightened through intense observation of both its beauty and its degradation. Work comes from making drawings of things she encounters; anything that sparks interest can become a subject, from the most delicate flower to extraordinary formations of rock, to the painful stumps of felled trees. Inspiration comes also from sounds, touch and the sensations of weather, light and atmosphere – all are recorded using pencils, charcoal and even lumps of earth and the sap of plants.
She has exhibited at the RA Summer Show in London, the RUA in Belfast, and the RHA Vue Art Fair in Dublin. Work is in the OPW and Cork County Council collections as well as in private homes in Germany, Switzerland, the U.S.A., the U.K. and Ireland. Other creative activities include photography, graphic design and several years as artist in residence at hospices in the UK prior to moving to Ireland in 2012.