Cathy Berse is a 33-year resident of Florida. Cathy attended the University of Wisconsin, University of Tennessee, and Milwaukee Area Technical College. In years past she has worked as a graphic designer, teacher and muralist. She is now an avid Plein Air artist and her work can be found in private homes as well as public places including The White House, New Smyrna Beach’s City Hall, the New Smyrna Historical Museum, Advent Health and Canaveral National Seashore.
While painting Plein Air I’m able to capture the light that caught my eye as well as the true colors of nature. I love what I do, and it is my goal to pass that love along in my work. If a viewer can step into the scene I have just painted and get as much pleasure from it as I did painting it, I consider it a successful painting.
Painting in the Wekiva Paint Out gives me a chance to share the beauty of Florida.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Cathy Berse is a 25-year resident of Florida and a signature member of East coast Plein Air. Cathy attended the University of Wisconsin, University of Tennessee and Milwaukee Area Technical College. In years past she has worked as a graphic designer, teacher and muralist.
Cathy has a great love and respect for nature, and by painting it, she feels she can share this love with others. Pissarro, one of Cathy’s favorite impressionist once said, “The task of an artist is to seek with our own senses the elements of what surrounds us.” This quote sums it up for Cathy and she feels that painting En Plein Air is the only way to capture the true light and feel for this beautiful place
we live in.