Catherine Colsher’s personal visions are expressed through her finely detailed hand colored copperplate etchings and original paintings. Her work has received numerous awards and recognition, and they are appreciated for their intricate and complex detail. Though never formally educated in art, her career direction was evident as early as childhood. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Catherine always had a passion for the fine arts but began her career as a graphic artist in advertising. This career path evolved in 1988 when she chose to direct her creative energy into fine art. While she explores a variety of subject matter, she is particularly drawn to the serenity and elegance of nature and its many moods.
Colsher enjoys the technical challenge of the 15th century technique of etching. The artist explains: “Etching allows me to become very detailed in my work through the purity of many drawn lines or shading. Every step in the etching process is a challenge for an artist because each one presents opportunities for creative possibilities. However, the success of an etching cannot be fully determined until the final stages have been completed. So patience plays an important part in its creation, but I find the entire process very intriguing.