Catherine Chesters is a painter and designer making things of beauty and irony. There is a duality for life as a commercial designer and also a painter, as a city dweller and ruralist and her work explores the tension and harmony that comes from both.
Born in County Durham, England. She received a BH Honors from the London College of Communication, London, Higher National Diploma in Design Communications at Suffolk College, Ipswich, and OND in Graphic Design at Durham New College.
Catherine studied Screen Printing at the Otis School of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and at the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York.
Growing in the North East of England in the 70's& 80's was a schizophrenic combination of overwhelming natural beauty and violent culture. Catherine combines her observations of nature with imagination in order to turn the mundane and discomfort of existence into escapist imagery.
Her work reflects her early rural surrounding elements while winding her 2 decades of New York living in generating a surreal visual that maintains a naive optimism.
Infusing some techniques of screen printing, a strong sense of color and cultural communication, Catherine masters avoidance through the language of visual communication.
Wassaic Project 2018 NY
City Roots Reality NY
Art and Interiors.net Cynthia Byrne. Ellizebeth Saddoff Art.