Catherine (Kate) Walsh is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.

My work aims to explore intuitive observations of the psychological and emotional aspects of human nature through processes of figurative paintings and drawings. There is a particular emphasis on portraiture, highlighting the important role that facial expressions play in communication. I work in ink, gouache, watercolour and oil, to explore an interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind, as well as the dynamics of personal interaction within relationships.

• 2010 – 2011 Master of Fine Art (coursework) RMIT
• 1992 – 1996 Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (deferred) RMIT
• 1985 – 1988 Bachelor of Education (Arts/Crafts) MCAE (UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE)

• 2010 Group Exhibition ‘New, Used and Abused’, The Loft Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria. Curated by Michael Carolan and Beka Hannah.
• 1999 – 2005 Solo Exhibition ‘Romswood Paeonies I – VII*’, Romswood, Kerrie, Macedon Ranges, Victoria.
• 2004 Dual Exhibition ‘Peonies and Poetic Visions’, Tin Shed Arts Gallery, Malmsbury Victoria.
• 2002 Group Exhibition ‘Local Artists of Kensington’, The Hardiman’s (upstairs gallery), Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria.
• 2002 Group Exhibition ‘The Cross’, Mt. Macedon Tea Rooms, Mt. Macedon, Victoria.
• 2001 Solo Exhibition ‘Peonies of Romswood’, T’Gallant Winery, Red Hill, Victoria.
• 2001 Solo Exhibition ‘The Meeting Place’**, Ceiling of the Hardiman’s Café/Bar Restaurant, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria**.
’Romswood Paeonies I- VII’:
Series I – VII were created as result of being an artist-in-residence to Romswood Paeonie Farm in Kerrie, Macedon Ranges, Victoria, during 1999 to 2005. Requirements were to exhibit each year in November and December exploring the imagery of the paeonies (flowers) and the property on which they grew.
’The Meeting Place’:
Oil on plaster ceiling in main café on ground floor, “The Meeting Place” – painted scenes and characters from community life in Kensington, Melbourne, featuring the Hardiman’s in the centre.
Other Art Work
• 2008 – 2011 Illustrations for ‘Garden Heroes’, children’s book by Teedo Beggs (still in progress).
• 1999 – 2011 Commission work for private clients, in oils, watercolour, gouache, ink, pastels, charcoal, graphite and coloured pencil.
• 2008 – 2010 ‘Clay For Kids’ Co-ordinator for The Duldig Studio, East Malvern.
• 1990 – 2010 Art (and Textiles) teacher for various secondary schools, a primary school, an after-school art program and for private clients.

Personal Details
NAME: Kate Walsh (married name: White). Also known as Catherine
CONTACT: (03) 9849 0454 (home phone)
0413 850 644 (mobile) (e-mail)