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Artist Catherine Radix Mansell, of Westerly, will be featured in a member showcase at Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) from Saturday, June 27th to Friday, July 31st, 2020.
The show will be open Thursdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm each day. Mansell will exhibit 15 artworks at RIWS, located in the historic JC Potter Casino Building in Pawtucket’s Slater Memorial Park. The exhibition will include work that combines Mansell’s interests in encaustic (beeswax) painting, Asian brush painting, and mixed media. Catherine’s minimalist style reflects the natural environment and the power of abstraction. Her work is distinctive and identifiable. She often uses Chinese or Japanese ink, Chinese watercolor and wax in her paintings. Living in Maine for many summers and studying Asian brush painting there has proven to be the strongest influence on her work.
Mansell has exhibited her work frequently including recent showings in highly competitive exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club of New York, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Mystic Museum of Art, the Lyme Art Association, the Providence Art Club, South County Art Association, and Spring Bull Gallery. Donations of her work have benefitted many nonprofits including the RISD Museum “Angel project” community education initiative and Save the Bay of Rhode Island. She is represented by Frederica Marshall Gallery in Deer Isle, Maine.
Mansell earned her BS, MS, and MA at Columbia University and holds an AM in Environmental Studies from Brown University. While studying at Brown, she served as a Proctor at Brown’s Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, where she shared management of the Center’s Art Gallery. She has completed additional studies in the Drawing and Painting Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Active in the community, Mansell served as a Docent at the RISD Museum and is a previous member of the RIWS Executive Board. In addition to RIWS she is an Elected Artist Member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Mystic Museum of Art, and an award-winning member of the Sumi-e Society of America. A former New Yorker, Catherine resides in Westerly, RI with her husband Anthony.
Catherine’s work will be presented alongside pieces by fellow RIWS Members Elaine Gauthier and Donald Blough.