Catherine Blyth

My most recent work explores, through abstract painting, time as it is defined by a life lived. Creating, digging, exploring, searching - excavating - time past, time present and time remaining. My abstract work evolves through a process that is an intuitive interaction between composition and the application and excavation of color and an excavation and building of layers upon layers of composition and color. The remainders of what is left behind building the texture of what is becoming.


Fort Wayne, IN


  • Oils
  • Painting


I grew up in Charleston, SC and studied painting with William Halsey at the College of Charleston (BFA). I was greatly influenced by William’s abstract painting philosophy and style. I subsequently lived in Bloomington, IN, Dallas, TX and New York, NY during which time I continued painting, received an MBA from IU, was an operations manager and single mother and studied weaving.

When I moved back to the Midwest I bought a loom and began designing and weaving as well as crocheting rugs. My rugs made their way as far away as California in the US and to Europe.

An exhibit by Vera Klemment in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art moved me to return to painting. Just the smell of the oil paint inspires and motivates. The path only shows itself one step at a time. I am constantly reminding myself that all I can know is where I have been and what I am doing now. What happens next will only reveal itself in the next moment.

  • “Lost in Between” sold to Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Jeffery R. Krull Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN -- "Intersection” exhibit with Heather Miller
  • Artlink, Ft. Wayne, IN -- “Recent Work by Cathy Blyth” solo show
  • Upstream People Gallery -- International online juried show
  • Artworks Galleria, Ft. Wayne, IN -- “Forgeries” juried show
  • Artlink -- 10th Annual Regional Show, juried show
  • Wunderkammer Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN -- “Time and Place” solo show
  • Wunderkammer Gallery -- Halloween show, invitational group show
  • Artworks Galleria -- “Art Squared” juried show
  • Wunderkammer Gallery -- Halloween show, invitational group show
  • Artlink -- “Great Outdoors Exhibit” group show
  • Artlink -- “Lots of Little Art” juried show
  • Jeffery R. Krull Gallery -- “Ventures in Art” juried show
  • Artlink -- 8th Regional Exhibit, juried, brochure cover
  • Foellinger Botanical Conservatory, FW -- “Inner Landscapes” solo show
  • Artlink -- Members show