Cathy Sheeter portrays all of her animal subjects with the fondness and care of an artist who possesses a true love for wildlife. Her theatrical use of lighting not only adds drama to her art but also a sense of warmth. In Italian Renaissance painting this technique is referred to as Chiaroscuro, in which the artist employs strong contrast between light and dark adding emotion to a scene and also to attain a sense of volume in replicating three-dimensional objects.
blog Cathy explains how she constructs her compositions. Oh and by the way – Cathy has no formal art training. Yes, go ahead and read that sentence again. Cathy gives details on how she builds her original layouts often compositing more than 10 different photo references to arrive at a unique piece.
Cathy sells high quality limited edition giclee prints on her site. Now through August 15, 2010 – 15% of all sales will be donated to Oil Spill Relief Efforts for Wildlife.