Cathy Hirsh artist at Gallery 209

Cathy Hirsh

Put simply, I paint because I find painting fun, rewarding, and challenging.

I work in multiple media – watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache and mixed media – depending on the subject, where I am doing the piece, and also, the visual impact I want. I paint on location, paint subjects like florals and still lifes in the studio, and sometimes use photographs for reference.  My abstract work is solely from my imagination.

My award-winning artwork has been described as energetic, heartfelt, muscular, joyful, stimulating, eclectic, thought-provoking yet approachable.  It is collected across the USA and 


Regardless of content, the challenge is to create a satisfying visual experience that captures viewer interest and emotion.  It requires empathy and perseverance as well as multi-dimensional skills in technique, design, color sense, problem-solving and decision-making. It is, as many say, a journey of a life-time.

I invite viewers of my artwork to enjoy my journey with me.  And, if you’re interested, to start your own artistic journey by taking one of my classes!

Member of Gallery 209, Artists and Makers Studios 2, Wilkins Avenue Personal Studio, Gallery, and Classroom, Studio 41, Artists and Makers Studios, Parklawn Drive

Rhapsody in Blue (1024x742)
Oriental Poppy--XXNT JP (896x1024)
Pemaquid Point--original JP (1024x689)
Desert Sunset I--orig JP (756x1024)