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.

Upcoming Events

International Group Exhibit in Rome. “Landscape (Inside and All Around Me)”#2 ,Carlo D'Orta ArtStudio/Gallery in Rome
The gallery is located in the center, in Trieste district, an area characterized by the presence of embassies (e.g. of the Arab Republic), important ancient monuments (Catacombs of Priscilla, Mausoleum of Santa Costanza) and cultural institutions (German Academy of Villa Massimo).
The exhibition will be held from 20th January to 10th February 2022

Curator Adelinda Allegretti wrote: “The curatorial project entitled “Landscape (Inside and All Around Me)” began in 2014, with a first exhibition in Sigtuna, Sweden.
Several years later I selected the Carlo D'Orta ArtStudio/Gallery in Rome as a continuation of that experience. About the theme, here are the words in the catalogue of Sigtuna's exhibition: «The concept of this show was devised several years back for an exhibition space in Tivoli, near Rome but, as sometimes happens, logistic problems delayed the organization. When the opportunity arose for an exhibition in Sweden, I immediately realized that the concept that I had previously put aside was perfectly in line with the image of Northern Europe rooted in the collective unconscious. Its wide, uncontaminated spaces more or less intentionally conjure the idea of the right “emptiness” that is necessary to look inside oneself and discover the endless lands of our innermost self. Admiration and respect for the physical landscape is but a first, compulsory step towards an itinerary that starts from the outer in order to reach the inner space».

Recent Art News

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Solo exhibition, October 1-30th, 2019 at the Studio & Gallery of Adelinda Allegretti, Gualdo Tadino, Italy. Click image to view at full size.

Interview by Radio Tadino
Interview by trgmedia (Regional Television)

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International Group Exhibit in Assisi (San Francis' town) curated by Adelinda Allegretti. 2nd-19th December. Exhibition is part of the 17th Giornata del Contemporaneo (Contemporary Art Day) promoted by AMACI - Associazione dei Musei d'Arte Contemporanea Italiani (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums).

Recent Artwork

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.