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Featured Member Interview: Cathy Mitchell


What inspires you to create? Inspiration is so abundant. Colors, textures, light and shadow, nature, music, the written or spoken word, all will motivate me when I least expect it. Looking at the work of artists gives me perspective that energizing and invigorating.

When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you? Art has always played like a song in my mind. When I was small, crayons, bits of yarn, paper, glue, and blunt-nose scissors were my favorite toys. I often played in my Mother’s button tin, sorting endlessly by color, size and shape. I watched my Dad build bookshelves, TV cabinets and repair items. I played with the remnants. The first “assemblage” I made was a bedroom for Barbie from a square bread box my Mother spray painted gold. Accessories were fashioned from cartons, wood blocks and fabric scraps.

If you weren't an artist, what would you be?
It would be amazing to have the attention span to study history and l…