Having initially worked in business management, it became obvious that my lifelong creative passion could not be quashed. This need was eventually satisfied when I embarked upon a Fine Art Degree and I learned as a consequence the importance of following one's dream.
I have been working as a practising Artist ever since and haven't looked back.
I've exhibited throughout the region in both group and solo shows, undertaken commissions and taught the 'Gum Arabic Transfer Print' technique to fellow Artists at various printmaking centres.
My main interests have been painting and printmaking, although any creative medium that helps convey my observations, sense of colour, style and composition will be brought into play. For years I have sent cards made from original art work to family and friends and am always touched when the card remains on display as a treasured momento long after the occasion has passed on which the card was sent... a daily connection between sender and recipient.
Transposing my creations into greetings cards on a commercial scale is an exciting departure for me that began in 2014, a venture that combines creative energy with my business management skills - a fledgling with ambition! Since its inception, Catherine Kleeli Cards has won industry recognition by being a finalist in 2016 and 2017 in the industry's prestigious Henries Awards 'Best Art Card' category.
My designs begin life in a sunny studio that I've christened 'The Head Space' a wonderful space conducive to creative occupation; surrounded by greenery, birdsong and wildlife - oh and my two black labrador 'helpers' (or should that be 'hinderers') Indi and Bud.