cathy veale

Cathy Veale is a well-known artist who specialises in large seascapes with an unmistakable style rich in luminosity and colour. Her paintings are immensely evocative, and full of atmosphere. They have often been described as looking ‘wet’ like the sea itself. Cathy enjoys painting on a large scale – some of her watercolours measure over a metre in width or height.
Brought up in the Isle of Purbeck and its thriving art community, Cathy is drawn to the coast and fringes of land. The Jurassic coastline, with its stunning natural beauty, has been the theme of her work for many years both on land and from the sea. Her fascination with the sea is fuelled by its movement and ever- changing patterns of light produced by the sky’s interaction with the sea’s reflections and states of tide. These factors create a wide spectrum of colour, which Cathy interprets in her work, depicting a unique sense of texture, concentrating on the effects of light and reflection on water.

Cathy has showed her paintings with Britain’s leading watercolour artists in London with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. For many years she organised art exhibitions promoting the work of Dorset based painters and sculptors and aspiring young artists. She now paints full time as a professional artist and is gaining increasing acclaim for her stunning coastal scenes.
Please visit Cathy’s website to view a wide variety of limited edition prints for sale, or contact her to commission a painting.