- Jan. 9, 2012 - CINCINNATI --
Recently Ms. Chiara began working on 36 inch x 36 inch canvases and found that the work flowed out of her like freon flowing out of a punctured ridge of a dorm size refrigerator freezer when hit with a hammer and screw driver. So she began stretching and gessoing the canvas and uses the images that come to her mind and brings the oil paint to the canvas with 1/2 inch flat brushstrokes. Most of her paintings are of a personal nature and have stories connected to them. She sends the image with the story in a weekly email. Ms. Chiara finds this to be one of the most motivating and satisfying ways to keep connected to people through her artwork. She looks forward to being invited to exhibit all over the world, however for now she is extremely happy with her "online weekly art show". To be invited to the “online weekly art shows” visit http://www.cchiara.com
. The latest painting she showed was titled My Hair. It is 36 inches x 36 inches and is oil paint on canvas. To read the story behind the painting one needs to request the email as she does not currently have an archive set up for others to access but will gladly respond to your request.
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Catherine R. Chiara began painting without formal training in 1993 while living in Southern California and attending college. She then left college to develope her technique. 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, worked with groups to create public and private art, and donated many artworks for charitable causes. She has exhibited in California, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and New York City. She is currently planning for her next exhibit at ArtExpo NewYork in March 2012.Photo: