MEET CATHERINE GUTSCHE ON CANVASREBEL
I was honoured to be interviewed by the folks at CAVASREBEL this month. So many questions that made me really sit down an reflect on my path as an artist from the early years to today. I hope that you learn a few new things about me and my art. Some surprises may be revealed.
"We were lucky to catch up with Catherine Gutsche recently and have shared our conversation below.Catherine, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. We’d love to hear about when you first realized that you wanted to pursue a creative path professionally.
As with many artists, I knew I wanted to be an artist from a very early age. My first memory of a creative endeavour was the creation of a paper bag puppet at summer day camp. It is crazy to think that I bought my very first computer by making puppets and selling them at craft fairs later in life.
As for knowing that I would be an artist professionally that process started in junior high school when I was desperate to know how to get into art schools. I think the guidance counsellors thought I was pushing it, I was only in grade 8, I had lots of time to figure it out. But I wanted to know I was on the right path."
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I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.