About Catherine Anderson, AWS

“I paint to convey the peace and wonder I feel when I put brush to paper. During those hours, I return to the awe and awareness of nature I knew as a child. When those who observe my work enter into that magical place with me, that is when I feel my purpose is accomplished, and I am twice blessed.” ~Catherine


About Catherine Anderson

Artist Catherine Anderson in her studio

Thank you for coming to catherineanderson.net to learn more about Catherine Anderson! We appreciate your interest in the artist and her work. A painter for over forty years, Catherine was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the University of Cincinnati and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Anderson is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Watercolor West, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (formerly the Midwest Watercolor society), California Watercolor Association and Knickerbocker Artists. She is listed in the Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America.

Catherine has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic (now Watercolor Artist), International Artist, U.S. ART and Southwest Art Magazine.

Catherine designed the cover of San Francisco’s famous Greens Restaurant cookbook, Fields of Greens. She also wrote a column called “Water Rescue,” voted the #1 column in 1999 by the readers, for the Magazine Watercolor Magic from 1995 to 2002. See her articles here. Catherine also is a contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine. Anderson’s first book, entitled “Basic Watercolor Answer Book,” published by North Light Books, was released in March 1999. Catherine’s Basic Watercolor Answer Book is available from Amazon.com, and autographed copies can be purchased directly from the artist ~ visit the shop or the book’s information page to learn more.

Catherine Anderson’s paintings are found in corporate collections and in the private collections of Will and Margaret Hearst, Patti and Gavin MacLeod, Sammy and Betsy Hagar and gifted collector Steven Spielberg. Her work has been exhibited in museums throughout the United States and China. Catherine was invited to both the prestigious Artists of America (AOA) Exhibit in Denver, Colorado and the Great American Artists (GAA) Exhibition and Sale in Cincinnati, Ohio. Catherine Anderson’s art was chosen to be in two Disney movies – DARK WATER and DÉJÀ VU. Her work also appears in the North Light Books, Splash 5 – Best of Watercolor: The Glory of Color, Exploring Color, and The Best of Flower Painting, The Best of Watercolor 2, Painting Texture, and The Collected Best of Watercolor.

Currently you can request a professional critique of your own artwork by Catherine Anderson at ProArtCritique.


Exhibitions & Awards

Catherine’s work has appeared in both the prestigious Denver Rotary Club’s “Artists of America” Exhibit and the “Great American Artists” Exhibition and Sale in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1996.

About Catherine Anderson : Night Voyage, High Winds Medal winner, Watercolor painting of a grapevine at night by Catherine Anderson, AWS

Night Voyage Wins AWS 2013 High Winds Medal Award

Catherine’s painting, Night Voyage, was accepted for The 146th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, and was awarded the prestigious High Winds medal. Night Voyage was chosen to be part of their year-long AWS traveling show, which toured the nation, exhibiting in museums and galleries across the country.

About Catherine Anderson : The Magic of the Night, award winning watercolor painting of a grapevine at night by Catherine Anderson, AWS

The Magic of the Night - Bronze Medal Winner

Catherine received the Bronze Medal in the American Watercolor Society’s (AWS) 32nd National Art Exhibition for her painting, The Magic of the Night. In 2000, this painting also gained Catherine her signature membership status in the American Watercolor Society

About Catherine Anderson : Song of the Earth, 15” x 11” Watercolor painting of a horse in a pasture on a foggy day by Catherine Anderson, AWS

Song of the Earth Won Signature membership with Transparent Watercolor Society of America

In 2003 Anderson’s watercolor Song of the Earth was accepted into the Midwest Watercolor Society (MWS – now the Transparent Watercolor Society of America) annual show. Anderson also received her Signature Membership with TWSA the same year.

About Catherine Anderson : Grapevines and Vineyards : As I Woke Up One Morning, 30” x 22” Watercolor painting of a grape vine with one berry on a misty morning by Catherine Anderson, AWS

As I Woke Up One Morning wins Best in Show

Catherine’s watercolor, As I Woke Up One Morning, was accepted into the Northwest Watercolor Association (NWWS) 60th Annual Open Exhibition. This painting won Best of Show in the 1999 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit at the Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.

For more information about Catherine’s impressive list of awards and distinctions, please see her Awards page

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