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Catherine Worthington

"My recent art is about exploring and discovering, drawing from time spent sailing on the coast of Maine and visits up as far as Deer Isle and Acadia. Taking in Maine’s natural beauty with my eyes and heart gives me inspiration to create. As I explore the medium of textile painting I am often discovering the balance between abstraction and representation. I love the colors,patterns and textures in the landscape and strive to capture it’s essence as I paint, creating a rich surface. My process of cutting, piecing and stitching adds abstraction,depth and dimension. My textile art quilts are interpretations of real places and I hope to capture the attention of the viewer by creating a feeling or familiar place to connect with."

Catherine Worthington is a textile artist living in Brunswick Maine. She has a BFA in textile design from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Catherine is a full time studio artist after recently retiring from her artist mentor position of over twenty years at Spindleworks in Brunswick. Catherine’s studio practice consists of painting cloth and composing art quilts as well as designing and creating textiles. Catherine teaches surface design classes and workshops in the midcoast community and has been an artist in residence at the Brunswick elementary schools. Catherine’s art quilts are part of many private collections and have been exhibited throughout Maine, New England and Florida. Her work has found permanent residence in three hospitals in Maine as well as a local church. She is a member of Designing Women, Maine Crafts Association, Maine Fiber Arts