“My personal philosophy of color is to express emotional meaning through color. I believe this is the purpose of art, to express the story of being alive at a particular time. Art is the physical manifestation of the emotional and spiritual nature of an artist’s response to the world around them, and the world within them.

“Throughout the years I’ve worked in all media and I’ve researched and studied the many ways color is used to express emotion, perspective, and temperature. From my research I teach classes on Color Theory and wrote a workbook for my students called ‘The Philosophy of Color‘, published in 2004.”     – Cathy Carey

Cathy Carey was born in Washington, DC. and educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, she received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries in Virginia and California, and her paintings are in many private collections. Her teaching career includes being an instructor of Color Theory at The Art Institute of California in San Diego, workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Pasadena, CA, at the Golden Door, Escondido, CA and at her studio in Escondido, CA .

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