Cath Driessen (1956) grew up as a member of a large creative family on a farm. She lives with her husband and animals, horses, cats and dogs, surrounded by nature in the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands.
Cath refound her interest in painting and drawing around the age of forty and it turned out to be her most important creative outlet. To further develop, she followed an academic painting course in Belgium.
Cath likes to work with various techniques and themes such as human models and portraits, the peel landscape, horses and cows. Because of her background, red-and-white cows are a popular theme.
Her horse paintings betray her love and knowledge of these animals. Cath has been a KWPN horse breeder for years. Because of her respect for the horse, abstraction is only possible by leaving out parts of the animal. This creates fascinating images that you can further flesh out while watching. She likes to show the horse in all its strength, speed and beauty. This is due to the use of color, the chosen material and the technique used.
The work is diverse and she likes to let her moods influence her work. Loose colorful works are interspersed with calm, clean images.In addition to her free work, she also makes portraits of horses for clients from home and abroad.
For more on Cath's art, please visit her gallery.