Cathy Quiel, noted watercolorist, captures her images through a vivid application of pigment. Cathy enjoys the sharp play that light has on objects and the resulting radiating warmth and shadows. She captures this light through a bold and enlivened transparent style which is uniquely hers. Her surrounding world is the basis for her subject matter and her loose painterly style captures the essence and mood of her subjects.

She was a featured seminar lecutar at Watercolor West 2003 at Riverside Art museum and will be conducting a workshop for the San Dieo Watercolor Society in 2004.

It is the feeling of optimism, light and glowing translucency that the patrons of Cathy Quiel’s paintings truly appreciate. Her paintings are represented in numerous corporate and private collections including the executive offices of the California State University at Long Beach and in the permanent collections of the cities of Cypress and Los Alamitos. Cathy is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. Her paintings have been published in THE BEST OF WATERCOLOR III, ARTISTIC TOUCH, ARTISTIC TOUCH II, ARTISTIC TOUCH III and Montecito Magazine. Her work was exhibitied at the Riverside Art Muesum, Watercolor West Exhibition and selected as a finalist in the Strathmore Paper Corporation Competition in the year 2001.

Although California based, Cathy Quiel’s talents are not restricted to the West Coast where she teaches through the Santa Barbara Community College, Schott Center. Instructing watercolor workshops have taken her to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, Alaska, Malta and France. Cathy is known to her students as an enthusiastic instructor with a true love of sharing her subject matter. Her relaxing warmth and good humor combined with informative and organized teaching skills have won Cathy her students respect and friendship.

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