Catherine McMillan (b. 1979) is a Canadian self-taught stencil artist currently working out of Seattle, Washington. Prior to pursuing painting on a full-time basis, Catherine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph, a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience from McMaster University and held a 10-year career in clinical research.
Catherine’s propensity for high level detail is demonstrated aptly through her hyperrealistic paintings of urban streetscapes. By focusing on the instability of public spaces, which often goes unnoticed, Catherine’s work explores a heightened awareness of the minute changes that are perpetually occurring in and to a space. She is drawn to the challenge of translating the energy she personally feels in these spaces, whether they are silent or bustling, into intrigue in the viewer.
Catherine is currently accepting commissions and is open to collaborative projects.