Lets get personal!
Cathy Mevik (b. 1965)
Born in Brooklyn, NY, but moved to Norway as a young girl. I have a three-year art education from the Nydalen school of art in Oslo. I am an artist with a passion for abstract paintings. I also teach art in workshops all across Norway. I am currently working on creating my first online workshop as well.
My work is strongly influenced by my past and how experiences in my early life have shaped me. Emotions enable us to embrace life with honesty and creativity. Emotions bring us life and they add color and texture to our experiences whether they are good or bad. I am also very inspired by the ocean. The serenity from the sounds, the colors and the smells are all elements that I find myself bringing into my work.
To me, art is the visual language of emotions. When I paint I can be honest, fearless, personal and spontaneous. I’m free from perfectionism and in my world of art, mistakes are embraced and seen as important elements that create interest.
My work is intuitive and spontaneous. I work with acrylic and charcoal and I love adding strokes of charcoal that I cover and uncover in an energetic process. I enjoy working on large canvases, but I also like working on paper. Working layer by layer, I strive to create interest in my paintings. I scratch, making marks with multiple types of mark making tools to create texture, whitch is another important element in my art.
I hope my paintings show fragments of who I am and the mood I was in when they were painted. My deepest wish is that my paintings touch you in such a way that there is an emotional connection created between you and the painting.