Mom saved my first drawings, showing I've been drawn to similar subjects over the years and fortunately there's been some improvement.
     After studying photography and painting at San Francisco State University, I worked photographing collections for the Museum of California, the San Francisco International Airport Museum and History San Jose.
     My series of dog portraits showed in venues around San Francisco and became a Pomegranate Press  calendar.
Painting and sailing have lead me down many adventurous roads, some I'm grateful for and some I could have done without.
     One constant has been a lifelong love for creativity.

I spent many years painting and exploring the lovely island of Moloka'i in Hawaii. My paintings are currently on display at the Ho'olehua Airport.
I recently finished building a home and studio in Kingston, New York. The Hudson River Valley has amazing light and beautiful walking trails, inspiration comes easily. 
Copyright Catherine Buchanan 2024
Moki (thank you!)
2006-molokai-octopus-shadow-box-catherine-buchanan-5x7 sold to Steve Peters