Southern California painter & jewelry artist Cathy Bennett is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series.

Lemons Still Life
Oil on canvas
11″ x 14″
©2012Catherine Grawin

I was attending a meeting of a local art guild to see the demo of an oil painter, Catherine Grawin, who I had heard about from other painters.   Her style was “loose and bold” and that was actually the next step I needed to take (in my own work.)  As luck would have it, I won the demo painting she did for the guild, Lemons Still Life….and I was thrilled.   After that I took her “Big and Loose” class through the La Jolla Athenaeum for several years.   

To top it off we have become good friends and she is a part of my life.  

Cathy Bennett  paints, makes jewelry and travels the world with her own “Big and Loose” passion for life.

How has your love of a piece of art led you to a new friend?

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