WELCOME to my website.  On these pages I am exhibiting the work that I have created over the last few years, from my studio in Blackburn. The work is divided into different genres and can also be viewed in a separate gallery. I also hope to keep you informed of projects and exhibitions I am taking part in, locally and nationally. Enjoy your visit. Catherine Hargreaves

 

I retired from my career as a Medical Secretary in 2001 and now practise as a full time artist.

EDUCATION

2002-2003           OCNW, Art & Design Stage B, East Lancs College of Further
                             Education

2003-2006           B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, Blackburn Campus, Lancaster University

2006-onwards     Working from a studio in Blackburn.
                           
Taking part in exhibitions and accepting commissions.

Sep. 2011             Summer School at St. Martin's College London.

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

2006 June            Graduates' Exhibition, East Lancs College of Further Education,
                             Blackburn

2006 Sep              Blackburn Artists' Autumn Exhibition

2006 Nov              Joint Exhibition at Ascot Studios, Ribchester, Nr. Preston

2007 May              Joint Exhibition at Blackburn Visitors' Centre

2007 May              Blackburn Artists' Spring Exhibition

2008 May              Open Exhibition St. Mary's R.C. Church, Bamber Bridge,
                             Nr. Preston.

2008 Aug              Ecco Arts Exhibition, South Transept, Blackburn Cathedral
                            
 Leading to permanent exhibition space in the crypt of the 
                             cathedral.

2008 Nov              Commission to create a 5'x3' painting for St. Joseph's Church, 
                             Darwen.  This painting is entitled "Reproaches".

2009 Jan               Talk given to the Rotary Club on the subject of setting up an
                             Artist's Studio.

2009 July              Solo exhibition at Whalley Library, near Clitheroe

2009 Nov              Blackburn Christmas Market

2010 Sep-Oct       Open Exhibition at The Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington

2010-Dec              "Making It/Faking It" Exhibition, Orleans House Gallery,
                             Twickenham, South London.

2011 March           Joint Exhibition at the LET Project in Blackburn

2011 Apr-May        "ArtBurn" Exhibition, Blackburn town centre, promoting local 
                               artists.

2011 Sep                Ribble Valley Open Exhibition in the Stewards' Gallery at 
                               Clitheroe Castle.

2011 Sep-Dec         "Utopia/Dystopia" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, 
                               Richmond-on-Thames, South London.
                           

2012 Aug-Sept       Ribble Valley Open exhibition entitled "Taste", in the 
                               Stewards' Gallery, Clitheroe.

2012 Sep-Oct         Lancashire Artists' Network (lanarts.org) Open Exhibition, 
                               at the Oxheys Mill Studio, Preston.

2012-13 Dec-Feb    Took part in the Winter Exhibition, Oxhey Mills Studio, Preston

2013-Sept 2014        Working on collection about the Great War and WWll.  To be                              exhibited from 13th September to 27th September,2014 at                              BLACKBURN IS OPEN pop-up gallery.

                                              The exhibition is called "Lest We Forget".

Sept 2014                   "Lest We Forget" Exhibition.  Donation made to "Help For                                                    Heroes ".  10% of sales.   My first solo exhibition.                                               

Oct 2015                       Two of my paintings selected for the Haworth Art Gallery                                                      Open Exhibition. 

                                                       Exhibition went well and I have been offered a solo exhibition                                                    on the Bell Corridor at Haworth Art Gallery.

                                 Now working on a series of paintings about the regeneration                                    of Blackburn Town Centre.