Catherine Carolan

Acrylics with Fine Details

Artist Background


I’m a Brisbane based artist and Illustrator. Although I was born here in Queensland I spent several years in London working and studying Art and Illustration at Westminster University.

I grew up beside the beach, so the marine world with its bright corals, shells, plants and fish has always been an endless source of inspiration, as have my 3 children. When they were younger I painted lots of mermaids, goddesses and fairies and I also illustrated a children’s book.

These days I work mostly with acrylic paint and I love to lose myself in the detail, bright colours, textures and repeating patterns of nature.

Available Artwork

  • Acrylic | 40 x 40 cm
Jellyfish Reef
  • Acrylic | 40cm x 50cm

Sold Artwork

Copper Shores
  • Acrylic | Triptych | 61 x 50 cm

Artist Details


  • Bachelor of Arts (Illustration) with Honours, University of Westminster, London UK (1998)


  • Children’s Book Illustrator, “Dragons in the Wind”, Koala Books (2008)
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Online Finalist (2017)
  • Rotary Art Spectacular, Finalist (2017)
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Online Finalist (2016)
  • Portrait Prize, Artworld Studio Gallery, Commended (2016)
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Online Finalist (2015)
  • Bramble Place Tea & Coffee, Sandgate (December 2017)
  • Site Café, Banyo (April 2016)
  • Artrageous Art Gallery, Deagon (2013)
  • Various group exhibitions (2013-2017)
  • Regular exhibitor at Aspire Gallery

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She also welcomes commissions, an individually tailored artwork for you.

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phone: (07) 3368 1514

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