Catherine Nolin

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation painter
Location Andover, MA., United States
Introduction At a very young age I became fascinated with colors and with the emotional impact of various color combinations. I had the benefit of being the sixth of six daughters; in many respects they were my mentors. In our family, Italian traditions—family, food, religion—were fundamental. When I was 10 years old, a family friend, an artist, recognized my talent and enrolled me in a class at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After that seminal experience, I continued to draw and in high school I practiced drawing furniture pieces and chairs with fabric patterns. The Italian Renaissance became my favorite art history period and I often incorporated objects and themes from this period into my work. In college, I studied pottery, figure drawing and art history. After marrying, I had three sons, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with autism. Painting for me became a necessary therapy. What started as a part-time escape became a full-time profession and I am grateful every day to be able to do what I love. My studio is in my home. I have sold paintings all over the world and have exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the Northeast.
Interests Autism, My son's, my husband, painting, painting techniques, fabric design, printing, movie/ films, art and autism, biomedical therapies for autism, art collector, Italy, the saints, Padre pio, art history, spirituality, my sister's and brother, and our mother, interior design, gardens, yellow labs, letting go with out giving up, music, writer Joseph DeQuattro, Andre Dubus.
Favorite Music Coldplay, classical, Rufus Wainright, Death Cab, Joni Mitchell, George Winston