Cathy Mark Biography
Born and raised in Scarborough Ontario, her interest in art was evident at a very young age. This interest led her to a vocational arts high school and on to David Thompson University in British Columbia for fine arts. After completing a design course in London, Ontario she began her work in the design field.
She has been working as a design/ consultant and has won numerous awards with Landscape Ontario. She works from her home studio on the North shore of Lake Scugog as she raises four children. As her children grow she is finding more time to aggressively pursue her career.
Cathy’s art has a distinct woodland flavour, as these are the images that come to her. Her work on slate has become very diversified and she is now including copper, aluminium and cedar on her pieces. Chalk pastel is the main medium as it marries so well with the texture of stone.
“I find the slate to be an amazing medium to work with. Some times I will have an inspiration for a piece before choosing a stone, other times the slate itself will dictate what I will create”.
Her subject choice is a reflection of our surroundings.Canadian wildlife and landscapes are her inspiration.