b. 1969 , Co. Durham, UK
Catherine Chesters is a painter and designer making things of beauty and irony. Growing up in the North East of England in the 70’s and 80’s was a schizophrenic combination of overwhelming natural beauty and violent culture. Catherine combines her observations of nature with imagination in order to turn the mundane and discomfort of existence into escapist imagery.
Her work reflects her early rural surrounding elements while winding her 2 decades of New York living in generating a surreal visual that maintains a naive optimism. Infusing some techniques of screen printing, a strong sense of color and cultural communication, Catherine masters avoidance through the language of visual communication.