BELGO APPRAISAL on Catherines Art
“Mind and heart, image and feeling, merge into sensual mandalas alive
with motion and magic."
Catherine Andrews is a self-taught inspirational artist
who started painting at the age of five and in oil on canvas at the age of eleven.
These images are representative of many years of work and are archetypal images
that act as insight into other realms.
From magazine and newspaper write-ups of her work, Ms. Andrews' paintings are
described as "uplifting, brilliant, erotic and aesthetic." She reaches into the
unseen realms and expresses these revelations in her works.
Her exquisite art work has been shown and highly praised in both Europe and America
in over 40 exhibitions, including Brighton, Leeds, Binningham, Bristol, the London
Festival of Mind, Body and Spirit, the Pasadena Convention Center, the Whole Life
Expo, EZTV in Hollywood, the San Francisco Coliseum, etc. Catherine is well-known
through her exhibitions and distribution of prints, cards and images, which have
been published in magazines, books and on record album covers.
Catherine’s desire is to share these visions and affirmations with others and
to put them into motion through special effects, live and animation sequences.
"The visionary art of Catherine Andrews is widely known to lovers and romantics,
who find her ethereal images and archetypal themes touch a deep place inside.
These images portray the mystery of the "otherworldly" in powerful and haunting
images. Her paintings draw from religious, spiritual and romantic themes, dipping
into the archetypal --- in a way that transcends time and tradition.
In addition to being a visionary artist, Catherine Andrews also works in a variety
of other mediums -- writing, composing music, and directing film and video. Her
film work includes one of the first computer animated films ever made. Her most
recent album, "Initiation," has been released on compact disc, and has been described
as "neo-classical, exaltive and majestic." This impressive music composition has
been played on such nationally syndicated radio programs as The Wave, Musical
Starstreams, Hearts of Space, Echoes and Soundscapes.
Critics describe her work as:
"Extraordinary… a kind of 20th Century William Blake…"
--The Guardian, England
"Her art is exquisite, and the music is an equal match. "
--Lloyd Burde, Heart Beats, KPFK Radio, Los Angeles
"Her style is original, but has been likened by some to the works of William
Blake, and to the psychedelic movement of the late 60's. "
-- Michael Diamond, New Frontier
"A remarkable series of highly coloured, erotic, metaphysical paintings…
Many critics describe her work as genuinely visionary, as well as superbly executed.
Cards and posters derived from them sell in huge quantities…"
--Wilfred D'Ath, Event Magazine, England
--- Ecstasy Journal: Vol. II, No. 1