CATALINA RANKIN

CATALINA RANKIN

Artist Statement: 

Although born in Arizona, I spent my entire childhood in Mexico. I returned to the United States in my early teens. I didn’t know a word of English and it was a rough start at first. I already loved drawing and painting. I remember doing a lot more artwork back then as a way of dealing with all the changes in my life.

I obtained my Fine Arts degree from The University of Arizona. I joined a textbook design firm and worked as an art buyer for 15 years. During that time, I also got married and had two beautiful children. I painted in what little spare time my work and children allowed.

Life hasn’t slowed down quite yet but I found that taking photographs gave me freedom to capture a moment that I could later relive and paint.

Inspiration has been here all along, I was just moving too fast to see it. Now I paint every opportunity I get.