About Cathy Faughnan

I have always been a visual person and studied design, architecture and urban planning at the University of Colorado and worked in this field in New York City.  I grew up sewing my own cloths and have always loved creating. I began painting seriously in 2017 and enjoy the challenge of capturing the essence of an object, person, animal or scene. I love color and the life it brings to the painting and strive to transform subjects and bring them to life in a modern impressionistic style. I enjoy letting the paint "do what it wants to" and am always surprised how my vision for the piece translates onto the canvas. 

I am the mother of 3 young adults and live with my husband and dog in Lafayette, CO. I strive to be a positive influence in our community and have served on the boards of the WOW! Children's Museum, The Boulder Valley YMCA and the Arts Hub.  I am a Member Artist at Particulars Gallery in Lafayette and assist with gallery operations.

My work has been shown at the following: 

  • Featured Artist at Creative Framing in Louisville, CO 

  • Particulars Gallery, The Collective Community Art Center, East Simpson Coffee & Morning Glory Cafe in Lafayette, CO

  • The Museum of Boulder, Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Jlounge, Espessoria & Ozo Coffee in Boulder, CO

  • Western Stars Gallery in Lyons, CO

  • Guest Teaching Artist at Boulder Country Day School for Arts Week 2020

  • Member of the East Boulder County Artist Association (EBCA) and the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) and exhibit my work in the EBCA Studio Tour

Article from June 2019 Peaks Magazine, Lafayette CO
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