Catherine fondly recalls that as a four year old, she spent an afternoon at her friend’s home, where, left by herself, she was engaged in a creative activity that consumed her for hours. Later on, her mother, an elementary school principal, asked Catherine how she managed and occupied herself during the visit. This was the first time that it was discovered that the girl was fond of art. In the idyllic hours, Catherine had carved a gigantic spider into her friend’s wooden dining table. In terms of a personal timeline, this was the first discovery of the creative gifts that Catherine possessed. By the time she was a teenager, Catherine’s teachers noticed that she was uncommonly gifted in the creative expressive arts, both in writing and drawing; She could spend days working on pieces that turned out to be sensational and drew on her depths of emotions. Later, Catherine pursued art with a serious concentration on sculpting, pottery, and painting, first at college courses in New Jersey, and then following, at an important institution that is known, in part, as the birthplace of post-modern and abstract art. By selecting to study weekly at the world famous Art Students League in New York City, Catherine had set her sights on becoming a part of the vital New York artworld. In her two years of studying in Manhattan, she chose to concentrate her attention on still lifes, portraiture, and also the human figure; she studied under several well-known artists, including one, Frank Mason, who has remained for decades an expert in painting in the style of the old masters. Today, Catherine lives in the United States and continues to pursue painting. At present, she has chosen to embark upon new abstract works of a variety of sizes in her chosen medium: oil paintings.
“Art for me is an organic, intuitive, and also mechanical process. It is the bringing together of science and spirit, the flowering and blossoming of the eternal, all in an effort to transcend the here and now, elevating our consciousness into the immortality of a personal enduring expression. Love, energy, and the fusion of the diversity in the world is the best material for the content of authentic art. In art, I bring together the feminine, the masculine, and what stands independently alone--in its conception of what God bestows upon us as a touchstone for the world.” - Catherine Hsuan