Catherine Young Bates -
UplandsCultural and Heritage Centre invites the general public to its new art exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Young Bates. Her paintings will be displayed all summer from June 28th to September 6th, 2015
invitation is also extended to come meet the artist at a vernissage which will be held Sunday, June 28th between 2- 4 p.m. at 9 Speid Street in Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville). Remarkable Artist
acts of painting and drawing are inseparable for Catherine Young Bates. The materials may change from canvas to paper, colours ranging from black and white to multi-coloured, but the act of drawing is always visible.
she draws directly on the surface, other times onto a canvas which has had paint already applied to it. She works in this way because painting and drawing are physically very important to her, whatever the subject might be. These actions heighten her awareness and control of her body, which she sees as an instrument of expression and perception. This is why viewers often comment on the energy shown in her works.
artist finds inspiration around her: “I paint landscapes because I see them around me, because the land supports us and feeds us. I make still life paintings because I love the shapes of hand-made containers and the simplicity of grouped fruit, vases, and flowers. I sense the energy of the landscape and still life groupings and work to keep that energy visible in my paintings and drawings.” Hours
is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. more information call 819 564-0409.