CATHERINE PUCCIO first fell in love with oil painting in the traditional manner, as a student, while at the Ridgewood Art Institute (NJ) and under the tutelage of Arthur Maynard and, later, John Phillip Osborne.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Williams College and Master’s Degree in Art and Education from the University of Bridgeport. She taught elementary and middle school art in Massachusetts and Connecticut for fifteen years and went on to teach oil painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute.
Catherine’s love for animals is evidenced in her portraits of them. Along with her pursuit of truth in nature, she captures, often with humor, the personality and spirit behind the portrait. She strives for a similar vibrant connection in her still lifes, landscapes, and figures. Catherine believes that the artist is a storyteller who highlights the beauty in the ordinary.
Cast Drawing, Anatomy Workshops, Grand Central Academy, NY, NY
Ridgewood Art Institute, Classes with John Osborne, Ridgewood, NJ
Master’s Degree, Art and Education, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport,CT
B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Ridgewood Art Institute, Classes with Arthur Maynard, Ridgewood, NJ
London and Dedham England, Landscape Painting
Rome and Florence, Italy
2014-2016 Lyme Art Association Juried Exhibitions, Old Lyme, CT
2015 Mystic Arts Center Juried Exhibitions, Mystic, CT
2014 Magic of Christmas Palette Tree, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
2011-2015 Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show, Essex, CT
2010 114th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY, NY
2009 78th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association
2009 29th Regional Open Juried Show, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ
2008 28th Regional Open Juried Show, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ
2007 76th Annual Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association
2005 Annual Associate Artists’ Show Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
2005 Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Juried Show, Old Lyme, CT
2005 Society of Creative Arts of Newtown “Color in January” Show, Newtown, CT