Painter & Printmaker
Catherine Van Lancker is a painter, printmaker, and teacher producing large landscape paintings, detailed etchings, and hand-colored watercolors. She specializes in painting on-location with oil on canvas creating boldly colorful, semi-abstract landscapes.
Beyond the canvas, Catherine is a natural designer and maker, creating everything from custom ceramic tile installations, set and costume design, and home and garden…an ongoing visual curation and engagement with her surroundings.
Throughout her career she has exhibited in galleries and designer showrooms, winning honors and accolades. Today her works grace homes and businesses from coast to coast—everything from site-specific commissions to affordable prints and reproductions.
Catherine's undergraduate study was in illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and painting at Massachusetts College of Art, followed by graduate work in painting at Pratt Institute, and art education at Rhode Island College. She currently splits her time between living in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island.
“Art helps us connect our mind and senses; it is a vital component in a complete education. It helps us rethink our concepts of reality from new perspectives and somehow transforms the results into something original and wonderful. Art colors, supports and enriches our spirit; extending our lives.”