Catherine Callahan LeBleu
The process of painting, for me, is joyful, intuitive, and unwieldy. Many, many layers of “resolved’ but uninteresting paintings lie beneath the finished piece. The painting is successful when it opposes refinement and tastefulness in the expression of something more meaningful. It is the human touch that interests me. The wobble and the imperfection. Catherine Callahan LeBleu studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Cornell University. She has completed artist residencies at Hewn Oaks in Lovell Maine and the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, NY. She works in Biddeford, Maine, while listening to Greek music, surrounded by ghosts in an old textile mill.