Although born in Arizona, I spent my entire childhood in Mexico. I returned to the United States in my early teens. I didn’t know a word of English and it was a rough start at first. I already loved drawing and painting. I remember doing a lot more artwork back then as a way of dealing with all the changes in my life.

 

I obtained my Fine Arts degree from The University of Arizona. I joined a textbook design firm and worked as an art buyer for 15 years. During that time, I also got married and had two beautiful children. I painted in what little spare time my work and children allowed.

 

Life hasn’t slowed down quite yet but I found that taking photographs gave me freedom to capture a moment that I could later relive and paint.

 

Inspiration has been here all along, I was just moving too fast to see it. Now I paint every opportunity I get.

 

Thank you for visiting my gallery and allowing me to share my work with you.

 

Catalina is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance and a Signature member of The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild.  Her artwork can be seen in local exhibits throughout Tucson, Arizona.

 

She currently resides in Tucson with her husband and two children.

Exhibitions

2011 - 36th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, Juror - Dale Laitinen

 

2010 - SAWG Experimantal Works in WaterMedia, Juror - Pat Dews

 

2010 - SAWG Signature Show

 

2009 - SAWG 2011 Calendar Show

 

2009 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, Fiesta Sonora, Juror – Susan Fisher

 

2009 - SAWG Signature Show, Murphey Gallery

 

2009 - Manos Gallery, Winter Invitational

 

2008 - SAWG 2010 Calendar Show

 

2008 - SAWG Annual Show, Juror - Don Andrews

 

2008 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, Fiesta Sonora, Juror - Carol Ann Schrader

 

2008 - 33rd Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, Juror - Katherine Chang Liu

 

2008 - SAWG All Members Show

 

2007 - SAWG 2009 Calendar Show

 

2007 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, Fiesta Sonora, Juror - Grace Haverty

 

2006 - SAWG 2008 Calendar Show

 

2006 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, Fiesta Sonora, Juror - Mary DeLoyht-Arendt

 

2006 - SAWG 39th Annual Show, Juror - Don Andrews

 

2006 - SAWG, Small Pictures Show, Joel Valdez Tucson-Pima library

 

2005 - SAWG 2007 Calendar Show

 

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