Cathy Wharin has spent her summers in Muskoka and draws most of her inspiration from her immediate surroundings. As an abstractive, figurative and landscape artist she tries to evoke energy and emotion in her work. Each painting is under painted in a vivid colour that peeks through providing contrast. Her bold brush strokes and sense of color give the viewer a positive feeling that draws them into the moment in the painting. The figure paintings are narrative compositions with reference to ordinary activities. Cathy grew up in Northern Ontario but now resides in Oakville with her family. She studied art with Sheridan College, Fleming College and Haliburton School of Art.