Hi.

I'm Cait Sherwood, a mixed-media painter who works into art journals.

I make art from the trash of the art I made before.

My First Solo Show

This winter I will be focusing deeply on generating my first solo show which will be hanging at Provenance Gallery in San Antonio, Texas this April-May.   This is a huge deal for me!  I have been looking toward having a solo show for a few years now.  (Though I did have one show of just my own work at a coffee shop in 2011.)  I had applied for a few shows to no avail, so I was beyond stoked when Stephanie Torres (artist & gallery owner!) reached out and invited me to exhibit.

I make art regularly no matter whether I am showing in a gallery or not.  But I must say, it is such a fun motivator knowing that I have a show coming up.  It makes me paint a lot more.  It's pressure, but it's a very positive pressure.  I feel so grateful for the opportunity.  I feel ready and I want to do a good job!

This is an approximation of the walls I will be making work for, from my art journal.  Except I won't be collaging their floors, haha.

This is an approximation of the walls I will be making work for, from my art journal.  Except I won't be collaging their floors, haha.

I have begun to make work for the show--though I'm not starting from nothing as I have loads of drawings and paintings that I will probably incorporate into large mixed-media paintings.

My creative flow is very healthy and strong right now!  So for the next season, Winter 2016, I am going to direct it all toward this gallery show.  Here are some messes from the past year:

My work develops in an intuitive way so I can't really plan out the paintings.  I know if I try to do that I will "fail" and end up with something completely different.  I have some strong themes in my mind that I will be focusing on.  As the work emerges over the next couple of months, I will be able to write about it more.

JAN 26: Making Anything

JAN 21: Altering a Book

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