Artist Catherine Marchand

Biography of
Catherine Marchand

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CREDENTIALS

Catherine has had a passion for art since she was little and can still remember sketching people while on the bus to and from school. In her late teens she ended up working for a creative glass company in Ontario and learned the skill of glass blowing and sculpturing figurines. From there she explored with other mediums drawing in charcoal, painting with acrylics but when she picked up oils, she fell in love with oil painting and then decided to devote herself completely to figurative painting studying at the Academy of Realist Art in Edmonton Alberta.

Catherine is inspired by artist of the past like Rembrandt, Sorolla, Waterhouse, John Singer Sargent and Pino. She was able to study with her favorite living Master Artist, Daniel Gerhartz and is driven to prefect her skills by continuing to learn from those who inspire her today.

She especially enjoys painting women and children and her work often hints at the past as she is drawn to a simpler time. Her work can be Traditional or Whimsical depending, but her Romantic Realism always has heart, beauty and life.

CREDENTIALS:

AWARDS & HONORS:
2021
Allied Arts Open Competition : won 1st prize for painting ‘For Mama’

2020
NOAPS FALL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBIT ‘CURIOUSITY’
Allied Arts Council – 1st Place winner in Senior Show

2019
NOAPS 2019 Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition ‘TEA CUPS AND ROSES’
Allied Arts Council – 1st Place winner in Open Competition “Butterflies are Free’
Allied Arts Council – 3rd Place winner “The Young Novelitst”

2018
The 2018 NOAPS FALL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITITION ‘ LITTLE LEAH
The 2018 NOAPS FALL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITITION ‘DANIELA’

NOAPS 28th BEST OF AMERICA NATIONAL Exhibition ‘FOR MAMMA’

The 2018 NOAPS SPRING INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE EXHIBITITION ‘THE HARVEST’

Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Daniela’

2017
The 2018 NOAPS SPRING INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE EXHIBITITION ‘A LAMP UNTO MY FEET’ Holiday Small Works Show National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society ‘IN THE MORNING’
NOAPS 2017 BEST of AMERICA Exhibition ‘UNDER THE SUN’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘John Calvin’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘In the Morning’

2016
(NOAPS) INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE Exhibition ‘WAITING TO DANCE’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Waiting to Dance’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘The Young Novelist”
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Motherhood’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Morning Glory’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Through the Window’

2015:
Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE Exhibition ‘HER SONG’
25th Annual 2015 NOAPS ‘Best of America’ Exhibition ‘MORNING GLORY’
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘The Vessel’

2013:
Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition – Favorite Category ‘Precious Moments’
June 2007- Award : 4th place winner Northlight Magazine ‘Breezy’

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

  • Nov. 2019 – City of Spruce Grove ‘Every Boy’s Dream’
  • Jan. 2009 – Acquisition purchase- County of Parkland for painting ‘Beyond’
  • Aug 2008 – Commission purchase – Parkland EMS (4 paintings)
  • Sept. 2006 – Donation of a painting to RCMP for Mayerthorpe Tragedy /Memorial

EDUCATION:

  • Sept. 2017 Workshop with Jason Sacran / Cincinnati
  • Sept. 2016 Workshop with Master artist Cheng Lian /Cape Cod
  • June 2014 Workshop with Master artist Daniel Gerhartz /Wisconsin
  • Sept. 2013 Group Art Study trip/ New York
  • May 2013 Workshop with Michael Dudash/Oregon
  • Aug. 2013 Workshop with Master artist Zoaming Wu
  • July 2012 Workshop with Master artist Daniel Gerhartz/ Wisconsin
  • May 2011 Workshop with Michael Dudash/ Oregon
  • May 2010 Workshop with Thomas Blackshear/ Oregon
  • July 2009 The Academy of Realist Art, Toronto workshop
  • Aug 2008 Workshop with Perrin Sparks/ British Columbia
  • 2005-2006 Academy of Realist Art/ Edmonton/ Diploma

SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS:
2019
Open Competition – Allied Arts Council
Senior Show – Allied Arts Council
ACACA – Alberta Wide Show – Drumheller
ACACA – Northern Show – Edmonton
Holiday Small Works – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit

2018
Best of America – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘For Momma’
Fall On-Line – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Daniela’
Spring On-Line – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Harvest’
Holiday Small Works – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Tea cup and Roses’

2017
Best of America- (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Under the Sun’
Fall On-Line – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Lamp Unto my Feet”
Holiday Small Works – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘In the Morning’

2016
The 2018 NOAPS FALL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITITIONaiting to Dance’ 2015
Best of America – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Morning Glory’
Fall On-line – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, Precious Moments’ ‘
Spring On-Line – (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, ‘Her Song’

2014
Dec. Group- Night of Artist show at Boil Street Centre
June – Solo show-Greenwich House Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio
July – Edmonton Art Walk

2013
Fall On-Line (NOAPS) National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibit, “Through the Window”
Feb.– Group -Night of Artist show at Enjoy Centre St. Albert
Sept. – Solo show- Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton
July – Edmonton Art Walk

2012
Feb. – Group- Night of Artist show at Enjoy Centre St. Albert
May – Solo show- Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton
July – Edmonton Art Walk

2011
Feb. – Group- Night of Artist show at Enjoy Centre St. Albert
July – Featured Artist – CAPITAL EX SHOW
July – Edmonton Art Walk

PUBLICATIONS:

  • May 2014 -Published Article Night of Artist Magazine
  • May 2013 – Published Article Night of Artist Magazine
  • May 2012 – Published Article Night of Artist Magazine
  • May 2011 – Published Article Night of Artist Magazine
  • May 2010- Book Cover – Alliance of Confessional Evangelicals

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Celebrity Portrait
The TLC “Counting On” Show aired tonight revealing my commission portrait of Jinger Vuolo and her beautiful little girl Felicity. What an exciting night! It all started back in September of 2019 when Jeremy Vuolo contacted me and asked if I would paint Jinger for a surprise birthday gift.

I felt very honored at Jeremy’s request and worked hard over many weeks with the help of Jesse Hsu (the photographer) to create the right pose; planning and sketching out the composition, then finally applying the paint to canvas to complete the story of Jinger and Felicity, a mamma’s love for her child.

A Stitch in Time - Catherine Marchand
A Cup of Hope - Catherine Marchand
Morning Hugs - Catherine Marchand
Curiosity - Catherine Marchand