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

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Article from June 2019 Peaks Magazine, Lafayette CO
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