Catherine Parker (QLD)
Catherine Parker is an Australian painter/mixed media artist, educator + facilitator residing on Giabal, Jagera + Jarowair country, Toowoomba, Queensland.
She divides her time between Toowoomba, Magnetic Island, Nth Queensland, where she has a winter studio and India, where she travels regularly and has done so for the last 15 years.
Underpinning Parker's work is an inherent belief in the beauty of nature and a mysterious kind of ‘otherness’ - where we are both the silent witness and also the ‘watched’ - a metaphysical presence perhaps. Although her urban and natural landscapes are essentially Australian they could also be universal.
When not in Australia, she is an avid traveller. With sketchbook in hand she makes ‘on the road’ works and is especially adept at constructing makeshift studios where she spends extended periods painting. Since 2018 Parker has been working on a series of works on paper: Himalaya Project 100 based on her travels to the north Indian Himalayas. Based in Ladakh, she bunkers down during the off peak season to avoid tourists to focus on her work, overlooking the majestic Himalayan peaks and Buddhist monasteries.
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