CATHY BRADY ARTIST Realistic Baby Dolls
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Artist C.V

ARTIST: Cathy Brady
Brief CV..

 Born 1967, Hunter Valley A predominately self –taught Artist.

- Mediums include: Acrylic, Pencil, pen/ ink with watercolour & oils.

- Genres include: Portraiture, including Reborn baby dolls, Still life & flowers,  Australian  flora & fauna, rainforests, waterfalls, seascapes & marine life

-Stylized Realism; Is the style that I am instantly recognized for.

"I enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of art in its various forms … I adore portraiture in all its forms and being a collector of antique china, lace and other lovely objects inspires me to capture their beauty along with beautiful bouquets of flowers within my paintings, this subject matter itself is endless and provides me with much divine inspiration for many more painting to come, enjoying Portraiture offers me the uniques opportunity to use what I have learned to create Realistic Baby Dolls that simulate a real baby in every detail.Aaaw..."

Artist: C.V


1991 – Began actively painting, became member of the Newcastle Artists Society as well as the Newcastle Contemporary Artists Assoc. Showing within all local members shows around Newcastle areas

         -Began working via commission for works in portraiture; people & animals, seascapes, Australian scenes of waterfalls & Rainforests.


1992 – Highly Commended Awards  {Contemporary art} - Mattara Exhibition Newcastle.

          -Group Exhibition {The Nautical Art Show} at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.


1993 – Won 4 Commended Awards { 1- Contemporary  2- works on paper  1 – Miniature}

At the Mattara Art Exhibition, Newcastle.

          -Group Exhibition of 4 artists {Art with No Frills, An exhibition of paintings, photography & figure drawings.}a near sell out. at Ron Hartree Art Studios, Newcastle.

           -Demonstrating resident artist at ‘Valentine Arts & Crafts Fair’ which continued annually until 1997


1994 –Exhibited o body of works ‘Australian Reefs & Rainforests’– Reef Panorama Gallery Queensland.

        -Group Exhibition 3 artists {3 Females in the Foyer} at Lake Macquarie City Council hosted by Lake Macquarie City Gallery.

         - Western Art Show

         -Entrant Mattara Art Exhibition.

         -Demonstrating Artist at ‘Valentines Arts & Craft Fair’.

         -Demonstrating Artist at ‘Morpeth’s Artisan Fair’ hosted by the “Riverside Café Morpeth’


1995- Group Exhibition 4 artists {Art from Within, featuring paintings of the rainforest & the reef, Australian wildlife, glassware & sculptures.} held at Ron Hartree Art Studio Newcastle.

         -Demonstrating Artist at Valentine Arts & craft fair.


1996 – Ask to be Solo artist to have painting displayed in Exhibition Entrance to ‘Wilderness Photographic Show’ Sydney.

          -Spent the majority of the year working on a staggering number of orders for portraits. (163}


1997 – 2004 {Time out to Raise a child}. Tutoring privately in my home studio did some demonstrating, while also worked developing, refining my own personal style & painting techniques.


2005 Began taking commissions again, in portraiture and murals in people’s homes.

          -Collections of works were donated to Raise money for the John Hunter Hospital, Children’s Burns Unit.  These were auctioned via a once off Charity Art Auction held in Merewether RSL Newcastle. A few of these paintings from Auction were kindly donated to the J.H.H Children’s Burn unit ward where they still hang today.


2006 – Continued with portrait commissions. 

           -Highly commended {for Drawing pen and ink} at the Mattara Art Exhibition Newcastle.

           -Entrant ‘Western Art Prize’

           - Exhibited ‘Christian Art show’ St Johns Anglican Church Newcastle.

           -Group Student Exhibition, in conjunction with The Main Exhibition - View of Maitland From the Riverbank {with apologies to J Vermeer & View of Delft}- at Maitland Art Gallery.

           -Attended WEA Life Drawing classes

           -Attended WEA ‘Oil painting a portrait in a day’ class

           -Was nominated by WEA Hunter for Student of the Year award, won Outstanding Student in Creative Arts for 2006.

           -Became member of ‘Maitland Artist Society’


2007 - Farrow Wyatt Maitland Art Prize, Won Highly Commended for drawing in Pen ink & watercolour View of Maitland. {Drawing section}

         –  Entrant into the 2007 Archibald Portrait Prize with portrait of J.B.Cummings.

         - Portrait painted of Councillor Laurie Maher, Mayor of Gosford City for Charity Art Fund Raiser hosted by Rotary Club of Umina Beach with precedes raised going to Coast Shelter.

         - Interviewed by ABC radio Gosford with Mayor Comments on his portrait on opening night.

         - Entrant - Raymond Terrace Art Prize. (Won H.C Works on Paper)

         - Community Gallery Exhibition Lorn Gallery ‘Fur Feathers & Fins’

         - Continued for filling commissions of portraits. (Christmas)

         - Works displayed at Buchannon Gallery


2008 – Begun  creating new body of works in the Still life Genre that was Exhibited August with fellow Artist and friend Maria Kozaczynski Mc Caig & Robert McCaig. At - Studio 48, New Lambton Newcastle– ‘Just Not Still Life’

         - Exhibited at ‘Bishop Tyrrell Artisan Fair’

         - Entrant; Raymond Terrace Art Prize (Highly Commended)

         - Entrant; Newcastle Mattara Art Show

         - Community Exhibition Lorn Gallery ‘CATS’

         - Commission’s orders for Christmas.

         - Tutored three days per week throughout this year.

         - Works can be found at – Buchannon Gallery & Studio 48 Newcastle


2009 – Tutoring resumed at start of School term teaching twice a week. Allowing myself more time to paint.

           - Entrant ‘Maitland Art Prize’ Local Section.

           - Beresfield Rotary Art show –{ Highly Commended}

           - April ‘Maitland Arts Society Group Show’ Lorn Gallery. (SOLD OUT)

           - May / June community art exhibition Lorn Gallery ‘Greetings from Lorn’ of collection of works celebrating the mail.

          - July; ‘Group Exhibition’ Morning Tea’ (Raising funds for cancer) Studio 48

           - August 23rd – 30th; ‘Guest Artist {Demonstrator & Exhibitor} at Morpeth Gallery - Campbell’s Store, For Morpeth’s Teapot Festival’  {Commissions received}

           - August 20th; Father O’Rielly ‘Youth off the Streets” Works donated for Charity Art Auction.

           - September 5th – Oct 4th; Group Exhibition ‘Marea Kozaczynski-McCaig, with Robert McCaig  & Myself  ‘TRILOGY II’  @ Lorn Gallery

         - September; Bishop Tyrell Arts Fair

         -  October; worked on commissions & continued teaching classes.

         -November; Entrant to Community Show at Lorn Gallery show ends Dec 12th.

         - December; Working on Commissions for Christmas,

         - Dec; Received letter from 'Artist Palette Magazine' will be feature Artist in issue 83. March 2010

         - Dec; Booked for 'Art Week' as Watercolour Workshops Tutor to be held Central Coast 2010 


  2010  -    Classes continue

              -    Maitland Artist Society Group Show (Lorn Gallery)

              -   Maitland Art Prize

              -   Beresfeild Art show
              - Winner Aritist Pallete Magazine Langs Gallery Art Prize

              - Teaching Workshops 'Art Week' April

              - Reborn weekly classes
              - Reborn & Art  commissions
              - Tutored Reborn Doll classes
              -  Model Horse commissions.
              - Father O'Rielly 'Youth off the Streets' Charity Art Auction  
              - Published Articles : Feature Insite Article & demonstration for  Artist Pallette Magazine issue 88 2010
              - Morpeth Gallery Teapots Exhibition - Guest Artist / Demonstrator and exhibitor
              - Reborn Dolls NOW  available at Campbells Store ~ Teddy Bear shop ~ Morpeth
              _ Exhibitor, Summer in Australia exhibition Lorn Gallery

2011    - Awarded -Highly Commended - Maitland Art Prize 2011 Local Painting section
           - Reborn Dolls available from Campbells Store ~ Teddy Bear Shop ~ Morpeth
              - "The Best of The Best" March 5th @ Lorn Gallery
              - Interviewed ABC open and guest blogger on whatdoyaknow 
              - Opened own business selling my Artworks and Baby Doll direct. ~ Realistic Baby Dolls Original Art & Crafts ~ Morpeth 
              - Morpeth Teapots ~ AUGUST bigger each year!
              - Supporting Artist - Youth off the Streets Charity Art Auction
2012   - Maitland Art Prize Entrant
             - Now a small business owner selling Art & Handmade Dolls direct and via order.
             - Commissioned By Matchbox Films Re: Stuart Parkyn to create Baby doll portrait for  Channel 10 movie 'Underground' scheduled to Air late 2012
             - Commissioned By Playmaker Pty Ltd to create baby dolls for Television series for Nine network, House Husbands.
             - Commissioned by Freemantle Media Re: to create Baby for Channel 10 Neighbours
             - Supporting Artist - Youth off the Streets
             - Commission work for T.V commercials - under confidentiality
             - Painted cow for Morpeth Gallery
2013    - Commissioned By Playmaker Pty Ltd to create baby dolls for Television series for Nine network, House Husbands.
             - Asked by Discovery Channel to assist with Doco regarding Strange addictions. due to current work load  unfortunately was unable to assist.
            - Asked to do a feature for ABC again. PENDING
            - Asked to do a feature article for magazine regarding my doll making and collection of antique and vintage gowns. UNDERWAY
            - Supporting Artist - Youth off the Streets Charity Art Auction
            - Opened new location Shop L1-175 Swan St, Morpeth
            - Commissioned to create a baby for TV series Offspring
2014   - Commissioned By Playmaker Pty Ltd to create a new baby for S3 HouseHusbands.







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