Catherine Cazalet is London born and raised. Encouraged by her artist mother, she cultivated an early interest in art, inspired also by forays into more rural territories in the UK and Europe.
Prior to undertaking a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University, Catherine completed a Foundation Course at Byam Shaw (now a part of St. Martins, UAL) and took a year to study at the prestigious Studio School in New York. Here, the focus was on the figure, but was entirely free from technical restraints.
Her rich and varied studies led her to an apprenticeship at the Sterling Studios, London: a specialist decorator’s workshop – where she explored working with materials – from metals to mirrors, glitter to gold leaf.
These experiences combined and an interest in colour, composition and history and origins of design have led Catherine to develop a unique style. While her classical training underpins Catherine’s creative investigations, she longs for the abstract – and these dialogues are evident in her often vibrant and geometric output.
Catherine Cazalet takes inspiration from Hockney, Picasso, Peter Doig, Henri Rousseau, Basquiat and Matisse.