Essay by Levi Nicholat

Catherine Perehudoff (Fowler) has studied at the University of Saskatchewan and the Voss Folkschool in Norway. In addition to participating in numerous workshops, including the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop and the Triangle Workshop in New York, she has an impressive exhibition history with over 50 solo and group shows at galleries across the country. Her work has been featured in over 30 articles and magazines and is found in major collections throughout Canada.

Her artistic practice is rooted in a deep, personal connection to the landscape and her recent works continue this exploration in both acrylics and watercolour. Her paintings capture the essence of “nature in flux”. Painting out-of-doors allows Perehudoff to interact directly with the landscape, fostering an acute awareness of its ever-changing qualities. Her watercolours are produced on site with a technique that is quick and responsive. The works maintain a loose, gestural quality that echoes the vitality of the natural environment.

In the winter months, Perehudoff returns to her studio to produce her canvas works and large-scale watercolours. Her studio works are astonishingly detailed representations that are almost photographic in their intricacy. Paying particular attention to reproducing the subtle nuances of light and atmosphere, her large-scale paintings have an immersive effect in which ethereal elements like morning fog are given an almost tangible presence. Whereas Perehudoff’s watercolours from the field are quickly rendered to capture the essence of her experience in a particular landscape, her studio works present these landscapes so convincingly that they give viewers the impression of being there themselves.

Copyright 2014 Levi Nicholat, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc.

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Catherine Perehudoff Fowler 2017 Autumn Reflections acrylic canvas  30x40  in

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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.