ARCHIVE OF PAINTINGS

MY BACKGROUND

I grew up in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Michigan. As a young person, I had very little exposure to visual art. My parents encouraged me, however, to draw and paint, even buying me my first set of oil paints when I was only seven years old. Little did they know that these were toxic materials that children seldom get to use. Later, I earned a BFA in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. I painted for many years, mostly images of people, always thinking about color, mood, and light. In 2014, as a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Painting at Eastern Michigan University, I had the opportunity to learn to weave fabric. It immediately took hold of my imagination. Through weaving, I found that I could express the full spectrum of colors and moods, but in real 3-dimensional space. Over the course of six months, my art practice transitioned from working with thin layers of oil paint on canvas, to handweaving semi-transparent panels of linen. My current focus is in weaving panels of linen that, when layered together, create vibrating fields of color.

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Breakfast of Champions | 12 x 16 inches | Oil and collage on canvas | 2010 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Thoughts in Formation | 24 x 24 inches | Oil and collage on canvas | 2011 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Paper Dolls | 30 x 30 inches | Oil and collage on canvas | 2011 | available

Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera
Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera

Giant Girl | 10 x 14 inches | Egg tempera on birch panel | 2008 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Interface 1 | 36 x 36 | Oil on canvas | 2012 | available

Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera
Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera

Mariam | 10 x 16 inches | Egg tempera on birch panel | 2008 | Artist's collection

Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera
Cathy Jacobs Egg Tempera

Queen of Diamonds | 10 x 10 inches | Egg tempera and gold leaf on panel | 2008 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Some Ideas are Hard to Ignore | 16 x 20 inches | Oil on canvas | 2010 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Interface 2 | 24 x 24 inches | Oil on linen on panel | 2012 | Artist's collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Object | 18 x 20 inches | Hand-dyed silk and collage | 2014 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

38 Candles: Self-Portrait as Marie Antoinette | 50 x 60 inches | Oil on canvas | 2011 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Starry Sky | 36 x 48 inches | Oil and collage on canvas | 2011 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Jonah and the Great Fish | 30 x 30 inches | Oil on canvas | 2012 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Self-Portrait 2010 | 30 x 42 inches | Oil on canvas | 2010 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Cut-Outs | 28 x 32 inches | Oil and acrylic on canvas, handwoven linen, and vinyl screening | 2015 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Grace | 28 x 32 inches | Hand-dyed silk, acrylic, and xerox transfer | 2014 | private collection

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

After the Storm | 60 x 48 inches | Oil on canvas | 2012 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Storm 1 | 48 x 60 inches | Oil on canvas | 2013 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Storm 2 | 48 x 42 inches | Oil on canvas | 2013 | available

Cathy Jacobs Painting
Cathy Jacobs Painting

Inferno | 48 x 60 inches | oil on canvas | 2012 | available