International artist Cat T. is a contemporary nature-based abstract painter. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963, Cat grew up with a love for both art and science and obtained degrees in Biology and Graphic Design, along with a Master’s Degree in Human Genetics. She worked as a genetic counselor on faculty at Emory University for 20 years, then eventually traded genetics clinic for art studio. She completed additional painting studies with artist, writer, and author of “Expressive Drawing” Steven Aimone and also Sausalito-based artist and teacher Nicholas Wilton. Cat’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and U.K., as well as the Knoxville Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, and the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art north of Atlanta. After 25 years as a professional artist, her paintings are in more than 300 corporate collections and nearly 1000 hospitals and medical centers in the U.S., and in thousands of private collections worldwide. Her nature-based abstract works were recently placed in Capital One and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab’s permanent collections. 



"Using nature as my muse, I combine color, shape, and line resulting in a painting that has tons of layers, is gestural, and free. I use oil, acrylic, inks, graphite, wax crayon, glazes, and oil pastel/stick. I start each painting with a ritual: taking a hike or sitting outside, doing mindful meditation and then beginning. Coming to the studio centered and without expectation allows me to have a conversation with the canvas. A mark is made, in response another, and another, and the dance begins."