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Catherine Munn

Artists In Our Midst
2 years of 4 year BFA:University of Regina Fine Arts Dept.
AOCA Diploma: Ontario College of Art
Instructor: Arts and Crafts for children at fitness Club (The Fitness Group) daycare for five years

I am inspired by the Canadian landscape. Being an organic gardener and landscaper for more than 25 years, I have felt the changes of the weather and heard the sounds of nature and smelled all of the both good and bad aromas of the earth. This sensual work has given me plenty of time to contemplate many ideas-undisturbed. Painting is is stewardship of the soul and gardening is stewardship of the land, and this land is my soul.


I studied two out of four years towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. I wanted a fresher take, so I started all over again in the Painting Department at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. There, I studied for four years and achieved an AOCA Diploma.

There my favorite teachers inspired me: I was taught by these conceptual artists: Ian Carr-Harris, Tom Dean and Naboyo Kabota. Somehow, I still wanted to paint, so a kind and patient John Inglis, understood and encouraged me.
Past & Upcoming Shows

Participated as one of 52 artists at the 20th Anniversary Art Walk and Tour of the well-known 'Artist's In Our Midst' in West Vancouver in May or 2012.
OPEN STUDIO @ HOST STORE: Metta Touch Ayurvedic Massage Studio@4521 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
Still showing until the Second week of June, 2010. if you are interested in seeing or purchasing my work, please call 778-867-3764 and I will meet you there.

My Art work was selected as one of the sixty artists to join 'The Artropolis Road Show,' an adjunct show called 'The Human Image in the Landscape Exhibition, presented by Ed Varney and curated by King Anderson, David Young and Elizabeth Russell. This road show traveled throughout the interior of BC, showing at the Chilliwack Arts Council, The Alternator Gallery in Kelown, the Grand Forks Gallery, The Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, The Kamloops Art Gallery, the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, The Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, The Open Space Gallery in Victoria, Th Valley Art Gallery in Comox, The Sunshine Coast Gallery in Sechelt, The Nanaimo Art Gallery and the Interurban Art Gallery in Vancouver.
Commissions & Projects

Painted mural on volunteer basis at Holy Family Extended-Care Hospital in 2010.

Donated two paintings to a Christmas Charity Auction in Burnaby, 2010.

Commissioned by Colin James, local guitar wizard, to paint two works: one is 'Deghan' and the other, 'A Prairie Legend' in 1999

Designed the cover of a poetry book by an Iranian female poet.

Freelance Illustration projects-various.

Designed a brochure that was widely distributed by the job-finding club for single-parent women (Focus at Work) in 1997.

Courses Taught

Sample Gallery