Influences

I held a paintbrush as soon as I could hold a spoon. My parents, abstract painter William Perehudoff, and landscape painter Dorothy Knowles, created an interesting environment in which to grow up. My sisters and I were exposed to art and artists from our earliest days as our parents took us along to galleries, museums, and studios. My earliest outdoor painting experiences began with my mother. I also accompanied Reta Cowley, a Saskatchewan landscape painter, known for her unique, unconventional dry brush method of painting watercolours. I was also fascinated by the work of artist, Ernest Lindner, famous for his meticulous depictions of the deep forest and northern lakes. He had a cottage down the road from ours at Emma Lake, in northern Saskatchewan. On the same beach was the University of Saskatchewan property where the renowned Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops were held, attracting the cream of the art world from London and New York.

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Emma Lake, Saskatchewan

 
My workshop experiences were not limited to the ones at Emma Lake but also included participation in the Triangle Workshop in upstate New York, the Leighton Centre in the foothills of Alberta, and the Symposium of Young Artists in Baie St. Paul, Quebec. I also took part in an expedition of artists to the Columbia Icefields in Alberta organized by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. The workshop leaders who offered me the most incite regarding my painting were all from New York, and included art critic Karen Wilkin, and artists Stanley Boxer, and Lawrence Poons. Attending these workshops not only enabled me to meet international artists and critics but also gave me access to unfamiliar and challenging landscape.

Watercolours are my medium of choice when working en plein air.  The freshness that my watercolour paintings convey comes from depicting the landscape in flux. When painting in nature, I strive to capture the moments of changing light, atmosphere, and weather. The knowledge and experience that I gain from painting on location is an important aspect of my artistic practice; I carry this with me to my studio where it reveals itself as the major driving force behind my work.

Recent Art News

Catherine Perehudoff Fowler 2017 Autumn Reflections acrylic canvas  30x40  in

Group show Gevik Gallery, Toronto ON. June 17 - July 8  - Link


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Review of solo exhibit at Artifact Gallery, April 2017, Halasz, Piri. Three with Brio, May 13, 2016, From the Mayor's Doorstep  - Link
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Upcoming Events

Spectrum Miami, Miami, Florida, Art UpCLOSE, December 6th - 9th 2017 - Link

Recent Artwork

  • New for 2017
    New for 2017 Seaside Roses (24" x 30")   Someone once told me that roses do not grow along…
  • 2015
    2015 Wild Waves of the Atlantic (48" x 48")  This recent artwork was painted in my…
  • 2012
    2012 Fields In July Near Batoche    watercolor on paper 40 x 60 in. This watercolour is…
  • June 2011
    June 2011 An element of the Eastern seaboard that has inspired me over the years is the…

Collector Invitation

For archival purposes and future public exhibitions the artist would like to invite collectors of her work, if they are interested, to share their names, the title, medium, year of the painting they own and contact information with her in order to facilitate potential curatorial research. Due to the closing of many commercial galleries previously exhibiting her work information pertaining to the location of earlier paintings has been lost. This information would be kept confidential in the artist’s records unless there was a request for a specific art work to be included in a public exhibition at which time the collector would be contacted for permission.