Cathy Quiel
Artist        Art Instructor       Juror 

PO Box 61353
Santa Barbara   93160
Studio Phone: 805 683 4467

Website             Email

"Edible #3-Boxed & Compartmentalized"

"Snorkle Boy"

Cathy Quiel, noted watercolorist, captures her images through a vivid application of pigment.
Cathy enjoys the sharp play that light has on objects and the resulting radiating warmth and shadows. She captures this light through a bold and enlivened transparent style which is uniquely hers.

"Stow House-Spanish Style"

Her surrounding world is the basis for her subject matter and her loose painterly style captures the essence and mood of her subjects.
It is the feeling of optimism, light and glowing translucency that the patrons of Cathy Quiel's paintings truly appreciate.  Her paintings are represented in numerous corporate and private collections including the executive offices of the California State University at Long Beach and in the permanent collections of the cities of Cypress and Los Alamitos.  Cathy is a graduate of the California State University at Long Beach where she received a BA in Fine Arts with honors.  In addition, her paintings have been published in The Best of Watercolor III, Artistic Touch, Artistic Touch II, Artistic Touch III.  She has recently been jurored into the prestigious Watercolor West Exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum.

"Edible #16-Intimidation"

Cathy is known to her students as an enthusiastic instructor with a true love of sharing her subject matter.  Her relaxing warmth and good humor combined with informative and organized teaching skills have won Cathy her students respect and friendship.
Although California based, Cathy Quiel's talents are not restricted to the West Coast where she teaches through the Santa Barbara Community College, Schott Center.  Instructing watercolor workshops have taken her to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, and Malta.

"Edible #28-The American Dream"

For further information of Cathy's paintings and workshop information, please email her or pull up her own website above.