Catherine Mahardy



COLOR IT FALL,  an exhibition,

through September 30th.

Fairweather House and Gallery

Bamboo basket by  Charles Schweigert, pastels by Joanne Donaca, autumn original oil by Savvy Dani,  landscape plein air original by Lisa Wiser, abstracts by Renee Rowe, shell oils by Paul Brent, paper textiles  by Christine Trexel, photography by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.  Design by Denise Fairweather, allied member, A. S. I. D., American Society of Interior Designers.

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Featured art on display  by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.



Artist Lecture 


We see color thanks to the cones in our eyes. (The rods are for night vision.) Humans are trichromats, that is, we see red, green, and blue. . . and mixtures of all these.

Many birds and fish, on the other hand, are tetrochromats and see 4 colors including ultraviolet colors invisible to us. A small percentage of women, some 2% – 3%, are tetrachromats and see at least one additional ultraviolet color.

What is your favorite color?

Ask a few people around the room. Chances are, between 50 – 60% will favor blue.

What can color do? It can . . .
* attract attention. People see color before they see anything else.
* hold attention. People pay attention to black and white for about ½ second or less. They pay attention to color for 2 – 3 seconds.
* Color has power. Consider the colors of STOP, GO and CAUTION.
*Color increases memory.

*Color images are processed before black and white images, so they are remembered better.
*Color informs better than black and white.

Research shows color improves readership by 40%, learning by 55 – 78%, and comprehension by 73%.
*Colors have personality and meaning and personalities vary with one’s culture.
*Color combined with shape sends special messages.
*Color attracts attention to brands better than words. What colors are signs? What is on the background of a sign?
*The color of your clothing tells a lot about you, your profession, and your status.
*Color transmits messages without ever using a word.

Aren’t artists lucky?  We have free use of color which can to do and say so many different things! All we have to do is to learn to make use of the many meanings of color as we create our treasures. —Jo Pomeroy- Crockett, Ph.D, writer and artist.

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COLOR IT FALL, table display featuring art by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett. 



Catherine Mahardy artist

Mixed media watercolor combined with permanent ink pen, mica infused pastels  and semi-precious stones.



“My art comes through me. I can plan a painting but in the process another knowledge shows up.

It is a quiet arrival that I effortlessly merge with starting from a mysterious place in me that’s been there for a very long time.

I am touched and inspired to paint the exceptional nuances of our world.

It is  beneficial for me to do this because it helps me remember places in my travels and that is satisfying for me and at times for the eye of the beholder.

I am working on pouring techniques to impress upon the paper various odd shapes and found edges in a nature.

It is such a precious system we have been given.

The ocean inspires me and it reminds me of love itself.”  Catherine Mahardy



It is all right to follow that thread and tug a bit at what is inside one’s head. It is here one may find the mirror of time quietly reflecting the world.–Cathy

Artist bio:

Catherine Mahardy is from Ventura, California and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her earliest teachers were her parents whose encouragement kept the spark alive.
She was touched by the ocean’s magnificence throughout her life. Maxfield Parrish, Catherine Anderson, and Frederick Church are her favorite artists.
She is self-taught primarily, studied two years at college level and with Sandra DiVissor and Helga Evans in New York.

Her technique is watercolor combined with permanent ink pen, mica infused pastel, and sometimes she will add unusual found objects such as semi-precious stones. Experimenting with sand, cornstarch, to capture nature’s outrageous textures and color, she wants to leave behind some evidence of the places she has been lucky to visit.



Fairweather House and Gallery

The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition titled: COLOR IT FALL!

New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows. 

Color is the dominant element in new fall art at the  Fairweather Gallery through September. 

Welcome to Fairweather’s Catherine Mahardy!


Grace note received:

Just a little side note to let you know how delicious it was to stand there and see all those amazing people artists and yourself of course. To celebrate community is so important.  Thank you again, Cathy Mahardy



Carolyn Macpherson, watercolor original



 Peggy Evans, handmade origami   



Lisa Wiser, en plein air original


Renee Rowe, abstract original 


Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, mixed media artist







Neal Maine, fine art photograph



Catherine Mahardy, mixed media




Gayle H. Seely,  seed pearl original





Mike Mason, botanical blooms



Christine Trexel, handmade boxes



Fairweather House and Gallery

612 BroadwaySeptember


The summer season ends with a most perfect exhibition COLOR IT FALL



New original art compositions revolve around the complementary clash of the deliberately heightened blues, dazzling oranges and brilliant yellows.  



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