She began painting early in life; however she didn't really begin painting until she had an art teacher in southern California quickly paint a picture of a coffee mug. She was with some other people staying at his mountain cabin when he did the demonstration for her and the others. She was awestruck by the magic; a coffee mug being produced out of thin air and placed on the canvas. She then knew she could bring the images she sees in her head to others through the magic of painting and set out to develop her skill. After many years of painting in a realistic style she began to display Impressionistic strokes. This led to whole new style that she had not seen herself produce. Down the road she began to lay down paint strokes as if trying to create a perfect square. She lends this to looking at the early Paint program on the computer and how everything is pixilated. This was a style of painting she had developed all her own and she desired to continue with it, calling it Pixelism. It was a few years later that visual communications, television, adapted digital over analog and Ms. Chiara began to see the work she had been creating as if she had seen it years before everyone else. Dr. Henehan, her veterinarian, says looking at one of her paintings is like seeing it just before you fine tune the dial on the television and the picture becomes clear. Ms. Chiara says it is the atmosphere she sees and she is showing it to others. The two painting at Malton Gallery are large oil paintings titled Waiting 2B Born, 48 inches by 30 inches and River of Life, 60 inches by 36 inches. Please visit http://www.maltonartgallery.com/
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Catherine R. Chiara began painting without formal training 17 years ago while living in Southern California and attending college. Her artwork is in homes around the country, the UK, and the corporate collection of McGraw Hill. In the past she has started a co-op gallery in California, created unique art installations, has worked with groups to create public and private art, and has donated many artworks for charitable causes. She has exhibited in California, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and New York City.