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Featured Visual Artist for TXCMP's First Annual ART, MUSIC & WINE on March 3, 2019
Featured Visual Artist for TXCMP's Second Annual ART, MUSIC & WINE on March 1, 2020
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Art has been a part of Mary Catherine (MCat) Davis’ life since she can remember. Her childhood weekends were spent in art galleries, museums, and performance halls. Luckily, not a whole lot has changed.
After High School, MCat attended the University of Mississippi. While in attendance she studied under Professors and artists, such as Philip Jackson, Matt White, Durante Thompson and Brooke White. She received her BFA with an emphasis in painting from the University of Mississippi in 2018. Since then she has returned home to Dallas, Texas where she continues to paint, participate in shows, and be featured in several Galleries. In addition, she works full-time as the Middle school Ministry Resident at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
While painting will always be her first love, Mary Catherine is process-driven and loves experimenting with materials. She works primarily in large formats that marry painting and sculpture. Her work is an exploration of movement and emotion, and strives to create a viewing experience that mirrors a similar energy.
Becca Gordon is TXCMP's graphic designer extraordinaire who lives in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of Southwestern University, where she was active as an artist, a volunteer and a resident adviser. In addition to being an active painter who shows her work regularly, she is a freelance designer and marketer, she is available to create your website or company's logo and graphics.
My work is inspired by the desire to share thoughts, feelings and emotions. I communicate my personal interpretations through a frenzy of thick and thin layers of paint to create stories of movement and ideas. Each painting is affected by the previous one, or pieces that are being worked on in tandem, and they interact with one another in that way. Similarly, while I am painting, each brush stroke and line affects the next in what I think of as a cause-and-effect mind puzzle. I am fascinated by the challenges and the problem-solving aspects of painting, as both a medium and an action. I strive to create a picture plane where dichotomous elements commingle and I thrive on figuring out how to solve the puzzle that I make through color, line and space. I never know how long a painting will take to resolve -- each piece goes through a journey, giving it a specialized story.