Public Spaces: Cathylee Mahin

December 20 - March 2, 2020
Chapel Hill Public Library

Part of the Public Spaces Art Series, visit Chapel Hill Public Library to see art by Cathylee Mahin through Mar. 2, 2020.

Library Hours:
Mon – Thur: 9 AM – 8 PM
Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 6 PM

About Cathylee Mahin

After experimenting with various watercolor papers, I discovered Aquabord. Aquabord provides the perfect foundation for my paintings. It can sustain layers of watercolor without buckling or curling as well as providing a smooth surface for detailed work. My paintings are done without a preliminary drawing. I start with my subject matter and then let my imagination run. This has led to the name of my studio, Critters & Colors. My paintings are realistic but certainly not the usual, imagine a turtle with a ladder, a rhino on a disco floor, a rabbit on a typewriter or a bluebird on a piano keyboard. I recently won 2nd place in the Chatham Studio Tour for my painting, “My Father’s Watch” – a porcupine with a pocket watch. I have most recently started painting the “gears of a clock”. I have produced my paintings on fabric, scarves, pillows and tote bags. I’m always looking for new ways to show my artwork.
Everyday I wake up thinking “where will my imagination take me today” and I am always surprised. Imagination is everything – use it!!!

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