Catherine Farr is a painter and mixed media artist born and raised in South London. She has settled in Hastings after living in Spain and on Romney Marsh.
A keen wildlife gardener and environmentalist, her work is based on gardens, meadows, and plants that people may regard as weeds or wildflowers. Each piece has a message as to the importance of these plants for wildlife and in general.
She makes work outside in nature or brings studies and photos to work on in her studio in St Leonards. It is seasonal concentrating on colour, texture and the effect of light.
Catherine Farr is a qualified teacher, who teaches in Sussex and Kent for galleries and museums on occasion.
Her work can be found in the USA, in Europe and Australia in private collections. Two of her handmade books are in Tate Britain and the British Museum.