As an artist I cherish adventure, and I am continually enchanted by color and its power to translate atmosphere.  My work explores the coastal lifestyle, past and present, with the soul of a simpler, romanticized era. Industries of travel and entertainment may change, but nostalgia never grows old.

Cat Pope (b. 1989) is an artist madly in love with color relationships, dramatic energy, and confident brushwork. Her childhood in Clearwater, Florida instilled in her a love for the natural landscape and the unique sense of light found along the Gulf Coast.

Cat's work in oil depicts the coastal South using post-impressionist and contemporary realist techniques. Layers of color, bold shapes, and manipulation of surface texture illustrate a fascination with the nature of the medium itself and its rapturous capacity for memory.

Cat currently lives and works from her studio in Mobile, Alabama. When not in the midst of creating, Cat enjoys teaching workshops and encouraging others to chase after inspiration in all of their creative pursuits. Her works have been collected throughout the United States.

 

EDUCATION

2014-5, 2017 - John C. Campbell Folk School,  Brasstown, NC
2014 - Scott Mattlin,  Workshop
2014 - Ron Thomson,  Workshop
2013 - Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony,  Lake Martin, AL
2011 - Bachelor of Arts,  Judson College
 

AWARDS

2016 - Merit Award, Quayside Art Gallery
2013 - Merit Scholarship, Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony
2011 - Honorable Mention, Gadsden Art Association
2009-10 - Sallie McCallister Curb Arnold Award, Judson College
2007-11 - LockHart Honor Scholarship, Judson College
2007-11 - Eakes Scholarship, Judson College
2007-11 - Garner Webb Honor Scholarship, Judson College
 

Selected exhibitions

2017 - Small Works Show, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
2017 - Colors of the Coast, Cathedral Square Gallery, Mobile, AL
2017 - Summer Pop Up Shop, hosted by Pottery Barn, Mobile, AL
2017 - Featured Artist (July), Lyons Share Gallery, Fairhope, AL*
2017 - Bay Area Art Educators, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2017 - Endless Summer, Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, AL *
2017 - 45th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Fairhope, AL
2016 - ART:WORK, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2016 - MAA Summer Showcase, Daphne Art Center, Daphne, AL
2016 - First City Show, Quayside Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL
2016 - Home is Where You Park It, Eastern Shore Art Center, AL *
2015 - Getting to Know You, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
2015 - Fall Exhibition, Mobile Art Association, Mobile, AL
2015 - Colors of the Coast, Cathedral Square Gallery, Mobile, AL
2014 - Holiday Invitational, Melrose Bay Gallery, FL
2014 - The Legacy Project, Judson College *
2013 - Art of the Violin, Gadsden Art Association, Gadsden, AL
2013 - Arts Revive 11th Annual Juried Show, Selma, AL
2012 - Riverfront Market, Selma, AL
2012 - Vintage Treasures, Grove Hill, AL
2012 - Arts Revive 10th Annual Juried Show, Selma, AL
2011 - Heart of Clarke, Grove Hill, AL
2011 - Annual Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Art Association, AL
2011 - Freshly Painted Faces, Thesis Exhibition, Judson College *
* solo

teaching

2016 - present           Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2015 - present           Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
2012 - 2014                Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center, Grove Hill, AL

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