Catherine Worthington is a textile artist living in Brunswick Maine. She has a BFA in textile design from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. Catherine is a full time studio artist after retiring from her artist mentor position of over twenty years at Spindleworks in Brunswick, an arts program for adults with disabilities. Catherine’s studio practice consists of painting cloth and composing art quilts as well as designing and creating original textiles.
“A lot of my textile art reflects the beauty of nature’s landscapes from gardens to the sea and the creatures that live there. Inspired by the natural world I am compelled to create and capture it’s color, texture and charm.”
Using textile paints on cloth I create colorful textured and patterned fabrics to use as my palette for composing my wall pieces. My process of cutting, piecing and stitching adds depth and dimension. As I explore the medium of textile painting I am often discovering the balance between abstraction and representation. “My textile art quilts are interpretations of real places and I hope to capture the attention of the viewer by creating a feeling or familiar place to connect with.”
Catherine teaches surface design classes and workshops in the mid-coast Maine community and beyond. Catherine’s art quilts are part of many private collections and she has been exhibiting her work for eighteen years throughout Maine, New England and Florida. Her work has found permanent residence in three hospitals in Maine as well as a local church.