Working extensively in the media of oil and pastel, Catherine Porter-Brown has exhibited her very personal, “magic realism” throughout Colorado, New England and the East Coast. In 1984 she was one of eight artists invited to exhibit in the “Summer Expo” art show at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In 1994 she was awarded the CoVisions Recognition Award by the Colorado Council on the Arts, and in 2002 Porter Brown received the “Purchase Award” from The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s “Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” and her work is featured in the Fine Art Center’s permanent collection.
Porter-Brown has been commissioned by corporations, municipal governments, schools and universities, and scores of private individuals to paint portraits. Her artwork is in collections in Colorado, California, and many Eastern states especially in the New England area. Ms. Porter Brown’s past and present representation is: The Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO; The Van Straten Gallery, Denver, CO; Portraits Incorporated, NYC, NY; Rich Design, Colorado Springs, CO; Bryan and Scott Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO; The Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, NM, The Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA ,and Art In Bloom Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
In addition to her career as a “magic realist” and portrait artist, Catherine Porter-Brown has been commissioned to paint many large-scale landscapes ranging from a 14-foot mural for the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to a 4’ X 5’ local scene of the Berkshire Hills in Connecticut for a private collector, to a 15-foot oil painting of a sailing regatta off Newport, Rhode Island for a corporation in Trumbull, Connecticut and a 32-foot set backdrop for the University of Colorado’s theater production of “Huckleberry Finn”. In 1970, Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY.
Catherine is profiled in the 17th Edition of Who’s Who of American Women.