Cathie Joy Young,

Acrylic figurative, abstract painting on wood panels

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I am a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. My work is figurative with an abstract sensibility. It is process oriented but not for the sake of process, rather this is how I get to the imagery. I work in acrylic on wood panels and also acrylic and ballpoint pen. By holding true to all the formal aspects of composition and the visual logic within each piece, I eventually realize a story via imagery. These stories don’t feel like they are mine. They are like borrowed memories remembered. For this reason I have never felt like I can take full credit for what I end up with, so I am always very grateful for the loan.
Painting is my one and only favorite mystery.

Artist Images

Ples za Ivan Generalic


What's Key


Caring for Wingless Bird


Flight Through April


Some Place Soon


Crimson Cabal


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