Catherine Mainous combines a passion for faith, nature and art to create joy and beauty as well as provide support for others. Currently she is focusing on watercolor and acrylic painting inspired by nature. Catherine has contributed paintings in support for breast cancer research, the Foundation for Fighting Blindness and victims of domestic abuse.
Catherine began serious study of art as a high school student under the teaching of Justine Linville. She received her first art award from the Sawtooth Center for Visual Design in Winston-Salem and continued to pursue her passion for art in college. Catherine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and English from the University of NC at Chapel Hill where she also had an opportunity to illustrate for the campus newspaper, The Daily Tarheel.
Upon graduation, Catherine worked as an exhibits’ design intern at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. She then spent two years as an illustrator, buyer and manager for a women’s clothing boutique.
While focusing on her growing family, Catherine completed a variety of commissioned artwork for clients across the United States. She experienced four years of living in Asia and developed a fresh perspective inspired by the beautiful natural diversity. She enjoys being involved in Mooresville Arts through participating in workshops, exhibits and getting to know many talented and friendly artists.
Catherine and her husband live in Davidson, NC. More of Catherine’s work can be seen on Instagram @catherinemainous.