CATHERINE MARSH

Acrylic Painting

Brisbane ArtistA love of the ocean has always been a passion for me.

 After moving to Cairns from Sydney in 1980 I was able to realise that passion by spending the next 20 years working as a professional deckhand on the game fishing boats on the Great Barrier Reef. I explored everywhere on the reef, fishing for marlin and sailfish and snorkelling and diving in some of the most magnificent coral gardens. This also provided inspiration for me and whilst working on boats at Dunk Island I started to paint the tropical fish on T-Shirts for friends and fellow boaties, then came the chance to buy screen printing equipment and I taught myself to print multicolour designs for T-shirts and also fabrics which I designed and made into a range of resort wear. During this time I also dabbled in watercolours and silk paintings and turned the latter into menu covers for Bedarra Bay Resort and other local restaurants.


"Painting has arrived safely, it is even better in the flesh.I think my partner will absolutely adore it as he is from Dutch decent. ... Many thanks once again for such a stunning painting."
- Josie, Melbourne

After 30 years up north I was ready for a change and moved to Brisbane nearly 2 years ago. Of course what could be more natural than to live on the river at Kangaroo Point !

Whilst driving around, I noticed the paintings on the traffic signal boxes and so applied to paint one at Newstead by the new Gasworks development. It was great fun and I received so many wonderful comments from passersby that I was inspired to start a series of paintings of cameo scenes on the Brisbane river.  

Inspiration for Art

My love of fashion has also inspired a long held dream of creating a series of paintings and fabric designs based on the marine life on the Great Barrier Reef which I am presently working on.  I also love Tromp L’Oeil and have done a few sketches and will be doing some larger paintings that people can use in their apartments to create an illusion. I am using acrylic paints at present, however I love the flow of watercolour and silk painting and enjoy ink and pencil sketching and am yet to experiment with oil paints. I am a totally self taught artist, however being in Brisbane now gives me access to classes to help develop my techniques. I am always so excited  to design and paint, exploring different mediums and hopefully evolve into a better artist as time goes on.

Art Exhibitions

October 2015, "BRISBANE - HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT" Group ART ST exhibition at Percolator Gallery.

November 2014, "JOURNEY TO EUROPE", with Grazia Carrara and Karen Collins at Percolator Gallery.

You can also see some of my art on a Brisbane Traffic Signal Box! This box was painted with the help of Karen Collins, Anne Armstrong and Patty Gonzalez and is located at the corner of Brunswick & Arthur Sts, Fortitude Valley;
and at Medley Cafe, Wharf St, Kangaroo Point.

Pet Portraits

Would you like a portrait of your pet? Have a quirky, fun painting of your dog! It can come complete with a painted frame. Please contact me to discuss your pet portrait commission.

Painting of Dog           Painting of Dog

As a price guide, Rocket the Schnauzer, sized 60 x 60 x 3.5 cm was $495


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Below is a selection of Catherine's art which is for sale. All are wired and ready to hang. She is also happy to accept commissions.

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Artist's Paintings

Seascape
"SAFE IN THE SHALLOWS"
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Acrylic on Canvas
37 x 75 x 4 cm
$320
seascape, ocean, beach
Aerial View
"THIS GREAT LAND"
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Acrylic on Canvas
91 x 61 x 4 cm
$750
aerial view, coastline, coast, landscape
Brisbane Story Bridge
"GRAND OLD ICONS OF BRISBANE - YUNGABA HOUSE AND STORY BRIDGE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
91 x 45 x 4 cm
$895
painting of Brisbane, story bridge, Yungaba, Brisbane River
Breakfast Creek
"EARLY MORNING ON BREAKFAST CREEK"
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Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 60 x 4 cm
$895
painting of Brisbane, seascape, creek, river, Breakfast Creek
Seascape
"MAGIC BEACH DAYS"
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Acrylic on Canvas
61 x 61 x 3.5 cm
$495
painting of beach, seascape
Landscape Painting
"BOBBING BOATS"
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Acrylic on Canvas
121.5 x 61 x 4 cm
$1,000
painting of boats, painting of fishing boats
Underwater
"TREASURES OF THE REEF"
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Acrylic on Canvas
61 x 61 x 4 cm
$650
underwater view, sea, ocean
Seascape
"TROPICAL SUNRISE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
61 x 91 x 4 cm
$500
seascape, ocean, beach, sunrise
Painting of Vanuatu
"ISLAND DREAMING"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 51 x 4 cm
$400
Vanuatu, south pacific, pacific island, ocean, beach, sunset

Beach House
"BREATHE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
61 x 61 x 3.5 cm
$350
Acrylic painting, beach house
Dog Art
"DOGS OF THE MANOR"
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Acrylic on Canvas
71.5 x 35.5 x 4 cm
$275
painting of dogs, animal art, borzoi, whippet

Painting of Dog
"THE COUNT OF MONTE SMACKO - GIZMO"
Acrylic on Canvas
60.5 x 76 cm
$ NFS
I couldn't bear to part with my beloved Gizmo, however, I am happy to take commissions to paint your pet in this style. Please contact me.
painting of pet, pet portraits, paintings of dogs

Artworks Sold

Painting of Brisbane
"A BEACH WITH A STORY"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 61 cm
$580
landscape, Brisbane, painting of Story Bridge, Brisbane River
Landscape Painting
"MISTY MORNING IN TUSCANY"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 60.5 x 4 cm
$450
painting of Italy, Lanscape painting
Flower Paintings
"DELIGHTFUL POPPIES"
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Acrylic on Canvas
51 x 76 x 3.5 cm
$350
flower paintings, poppies, acrylic painting
Painting of Poppies
"UN CHAMP DU PAVOT (A FIELD OF POPPIES)"
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Acrylic on Canvas
92  x  61 x 4 cm
$795
painting of flowers, painting of poppies, painting of Italy
Still Life Painting
"DELIZIOSO LIMONCELLO"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60.5 x 51 x 4 cm
$325
painting of lemons, still life painting
Painting of Boat Shed
"THE BOAT SHED"
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Acrylic on Canvas
46 x 46 x 3.5 cm
$325
landscape, Brisbane River, boat shed
Painting of Fishing Boat
"TOM THUMB"
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Acrylic on Canvas
46 x 46 x 3.5 cm
$325
seascape, fishing boat
Whale Painting
"THE SERENITY OF THE INFINITE BLUE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
91 x 61 x 4 cm
$650 (including shipping to Canberra)
Whale painting, whales, ocean, seascape

Old Ship
"RUNNING BEFORE THE WIND"
by Catherine Marsh - contact Catherine to commission
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$500 (excluding shipping)
old ship, sailing ship, ocean, seascape, sailing boat
Painting of Venice
"THE TWILIGHT CAFE VENEZIA"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60.5 x 50.5 x 4 cm
$325
painting of Venice, painting of Italy
Painting of Brisbane River
"FIRST LIGHT ON THE RIVER"
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Acrylic on Canvas
75.5 x 51  x  3.5 cm
$550
landscape, Brisbane, painting of Story Bridge, Brisbane River
Landscape painting
"JACARANDA RIVER WALK KANGAROO POINT"
contact Catherine to commission
Acrylic on Canvas
92 x 61 x 4 cm
$800

landscape painting, jacaranda, painting of Brisbane, Kangaroo Point
Painting of Brisbane River Mangroves
"MANGROVE TREASURES"
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Acrylic on Canvas
122 x 915 cm
$1,000
landscape, mangroves, Brisbane River, Brisbane River mangroves

Please note: An additional fee for postage and packaging may be applicable.

To view any of Catherine's artwork, please contact her directly on Ph: 0416 261 203 or via email:

    

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Date: October 2017 |  Score: Positive  |  Art Request "The Serenity of the Infinite Blue"

Hi Catherine, The painting has arrived safely and it is absolutely beautiful.......I love it and I am so grateful for your incredible work! The colours are amazing and absolutely perfect for Madeline.....she is going to love it. Thank you so very, very much."
- Vanessa, Canberra


Date: August 2017 |  Score: Positive  |  Art Request "Running Before the Wind"

"Painting has arrived safely, it is even better in the flesh. I think my partner will absolutely adore it as he is from Dutch decent. ... Many thanks once again for such a stunning painting."
- Josie, Melbourne