Cat grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney; Australia. Life for her was the beach and horses. Her mother and grandmother were both artists and she naturally followed suit. A great deal of her formative years were spent in solitary play in nature, with animals and drawing. She would sit for hours in their enormous bird aviary at home. It was filled with budgerigars, parrots and quails and she loved listening to their chatter and watching them fly around the aviary. Time with nature, in particular, has always felt like a spiritual experience to her. Now, whilst creating her work as an adult, she's reminded of the 'worlds' she visited as a child and she is able to access the similar whimsical playfulness (almost Neverland-ish) whilst creating her work. Hours upon hours were also spent immersed in How to Draw books (the subject was mainly horses as she was somewhat horse obsessed as a young girl) and paint by numbers. Early on, by the age of seven, she had become a confident self-taught artist who understood perspective, colour and form. She later went on as a mature student to study Fine Art at University. Her artistic journey is one of experimentation and exploration; and she's mostly self-taught; drawing inspiration from nature; her home environment and her appreciation for textiles, jewellery and culture. Her work is described as whimsical, lighthearted and feminine. She enjoys the combination of abstract and realism; conveying a dance between the world of her imagination and her interpretation of what she sees.