Art to me is about breaking down boundaries. Whether it's refusing to adhere to the established rules of a medium—in my case, oil painting—or tearing down the barrier between the audience and the artist. While I draw inspiration primarily from nature, particularly the sky and how its colors are in constant flux, there's never a clear picture in my mind of what I want to paint. I let my intuition guide me toward what the canvas reveals to me.

I discovered oil painting as a teenager and have been experimenting with it ever since. It allows me to push my creativity to new and sometimes uncomfortable places by blending my own palettes, playing with layering to add depth, and fashioning my own tools to make a vision come to life. Painting with an open mind, without any expectations or pressure, is freeing and lets me explore where my mind takes me. Ultimately, my goal isn't to make a viewer see something specific when they view my art, but to be moved by it.

Catherine Gutierrez

represented by

Art Attack

Keeping it fresh on the West Coast. Art Attack SF is an art space for contemporary work and community-minded pop-up events. The gallery features rotating exhibitions of emerging artists primarily from the Bay Area and surrounding West Coast. Established in 2012, the gallery is located in San Francisco’s vibrant Castro district.

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