Catherine Martzloff

Catherine returned to full-time painting about 15 years ago, after some life changes. In that process, she departed from her job, was raising her daughter and decided to re-commit to her art. Prior to leaving her work place Catherine had started taking an art class at the YWCA which focused on drawing. She wanted to keep it simple and start with the basics. About a year later, she was encouraged to move into painting by one of her mentors. Although she was a bit hesitant, it wasn’t long before it became clear this was right where she needed to be. Quickly, memories returned surrounding the joy in painting. As an art major in college, this is where hours would sweep by like seconds. That was happening again, even with the frustrations of starting over. With diligence and commitment she practiced, using any free time to draw or paint and to connect with local artists. She also began cultivating a regular plein-air and studio practice using her basement as the studio. Ms. Martzloff began showing her drawings and some paintings in 2011 receiving acceptance into a variety of local juried shows which overall provided affirmation to keep going. Finding more of a flow extending from her consistency and willingness to push past comfort zones, a shift occurred in her approach and vision within the last few years. Feeling a close connection to color as a source since childhood, her paintings started to emerge with a boldness and courage not previously there. A resident of Cranbury, NJ for over 25 years, Ms. Martzloff was born in Vancouver, BC and has been continually inspired by many masters from the Post Impressionist and Expressionist periods. Her desire is to continue to develop paintings that keep the viewer engaged in something beyond the surface.

Media: Painting
Email: martzloff.c@gmail.com
Website: www.catherinejmartzloff.com

""The Sojourners Way""
Painting
30" x 24"
""November Inspirations""
Painting
8" x 10"
""Village Park""
Painting
14" x 18"
""Embracing Fields" "
Painting
11" x 14"
""Walnut Street""
Painting
8" x 10"
""Painting Autumn""
Painting
16" x 20"
""Found Expressions""
Painting
14" x 18"
""Menageries Delight""
Painting
16" x 20"
""Watermelon Delight""
Painting
16" x 20"