Cat Gerke is a Northern Rivers artist focused on contemporary still-life painting. She paints from her home studio in Clunes, New South Wales, surrounded by some of the best produce farms, restaurants and cafes in the region. Her work is a celebration of friends, family and lovers coming together around food and creating memories.
Studying painting and drawing at the College of Fine Arts in the late 2000s allowed Cat to develop her own painting style which blended realism with an expressive application of paint on canvas. Within her paintings, she focuses on contrasting colour palettes to create energy and flow throughout the work. She also focuses on negative space, directive lighting and pattern within her works to create balance and celebrate the joy and gift of great food.
Working within the interior design industry for the past 10 years allowed Cat to hone her understanding of art within the design and how it plays a vital role in creating authenticity in interiors. Her works are painted with intimate thoughts of how they may be layered into a home and become a focal point of an interior design scheme.