Catherine M. James

The watercolors of Catherine James feature bright colors set off by rich dramatic darks. Using exquisite detail, her paintings explore how light filters delicately through leaves or shimmers through cascades of flower petals. Natural forms are choreographed to help the eye flow and dance through her paintings. The viewer is immersed in a healing tapestry of living plants and blossoms.

The artist’s work is influenced by Japanese prints and Asian design. Catherine James uses her own beautiful Japanese garden as a resource for many of her paintings, as well as many gardens she has visited throughout the Northwest and England. Hiking in the Cascade Mountains has also provided unlimited inspiration for her paintings.

Catherine has exhibited her watercolors in juried shows and galleries for more than a decade. Her artwork is in private collections in England, Australia and throughout the United States. She lives in Redmond, Washington.