Cathy Cobb is a Shreveport based acrylic painter and muralist. She has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University in New Orleans. Her work has been featured at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, ArtSpace, Central Art Station, the East Bank Gallery, Louisiana State University Shreveport Gallery, Red River Brewing Company, and Marlene Yu Museum. Her most recent solo show was at the Women’s Department Club in Shreveport. She has been involved with artist teams painting murals at the MLK Health Center and Pharmacy and at 690 Jordan Street in Shreveport. As an artist with a disability, her work has been featured for two consecutive years in the internationally juried Art Ability exhibition in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and she was selected by the Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana as the 2019 G. Scott Griffin Award winner, awarded annually to an artist who has overcome adversity in the creation of artwork. Her artwork is featured at 318 Art and Garden.
When viewed from different angles, everyday moments can become transfigured, revealing the depths of layers within. My brushstrokes and palette knife work indicate the range of emotions in the subject, the differing levels of thickness and transparency of paints and glazes reveal complexity, and the range of colors in my collection show the delight that I take in momentary glimpses of beauty. I take inspiration from stained glass panels and how they transfigure their subjects as light hits from various angles. Like these sacred windows, my paintings are intended to reveal both the intended subject and the deeper universal beauty that I hope viewers can relate with.
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