Cathryn painted her first oil painting at age 12. This interest led her to art classes at U.C. Davis. However, she discovered her love of watercolor in postgraduate classes at San Jose State University. She states that her goal is painting toward the light and illuminating the textures in nature. She enjoys discovering the surprises and challenges this particular medium brings and its free flowing nature. She especially enjoys painting En Plein Air.
In the midst of a career at an HMO for over 20 years and raising children, she has painted in various mediums and continues to attended art workshops. She is a past member of Arts Benicia and a current member of Sierra Professional Artists and MLAA.