Cathy was born in London, Ontario, Canada.She works in a representational style in traditional oils on canvas. She will paint commissions from photo references.

Cathy exhibits regularly in Galleries, juried shows and various other venues, primarily in Ontario Canada. She has had work in Galleries in France, The USA and Denmark. She curated an Exhibition to represent Canada with the work of seven artists, including herself, that went to The Netherlands in 2009.

She has had 40 solo exhibitions and participated in over 350 group shows.Her numerous awards include Best in Show, several public choice and juried awards.  . The County of Oxford commissioned a painting for a gift to Taiwan. Two of her paintings were accepted into Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club juried exhibition ‘Next’ in 2015. They received over 700 entries and only accepted 45.

Her  work has also gone to the United States, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, Japan and Viet Nam.

She lectures and teaches, paints murals and judges photography and art competitions.

Her work is in numerous corporate, private and permanent collections, some of which include The Government of Ontario, The Woodstock Art Gallery and The Woodstock Hospital.

She is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, a member of The Woodstock Art Gallery and was a member of their Art Gallery Advisory Committee. She is a past Chairperson of The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and a member of  Oxford Creative Connections.

An avid gardener, her work often includes some aspect of nature , and her love of colour and texture is very apparent in her work.