After a long hiatus from the art world, Catherine Slezak has returned. She is a mother of 2 girls and now a grandmother of six.
As a self-taught Canadian watercolorist born in Toronto, Catherine began painting commissioned pieces for private collections throughout Canada and the United States. Her ability to bring life to a landscape or the special warmth to a family home, has drawn smiles and pleasurable moments for many a viewer.
Catherine’s work begins with a photograph of a person’s home or favorite snapshot. She listens to the story behind each photograph to capture the mood of the storyteller and then Catherine’s natural enthusiasm takes over as brush is put to hand.
Prior to Catherine’s hiatus, a variety of her originals and prints have been donated to various charity events, such as: schools, Regency Boys’ and Girls Club, Villa Charities, United Way and The Lung Association plus many more. Domtar Specialty Fine Papers utilized a print “The Guest House” in a trial of their new Limited Edition Art Paper. The purchaser of her original painting of the “The Guest House” donated it to Page Walker Center in Cary, North Carolina.
Catherine’s life experiences has opened a new chapter in her creative, artistic passion. Every picture brings a feeling of serenity and tenderness of memories or can inspire future memories