Know the Artist
Throughout this process, Copeland’s training in modernist and contemporary painting, and her profound interest in spirituality and philosophy, demands that the finished product be beautiful and whole. This urge to communicate sometimes unwanted or deeply personal information combined with a drive to create beautiful paintings sets up an active dynamic that serves as a metaphor for life: At once ugly, cruel, terrifying and mysterious, life is also rational, whole, beautiful and growth-centered.
Catherine Copeland was born on Long Island and spent countless hours sailing small boats to destinations such as Fire Island, Block Island, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. She studied English Literature at Stony Brook University before moving to Brooklyn to study painting and drawing at The New York Studio School in Manhattan.