Digital artist Catharine Deever adds depth and color to her original photography, creating illuminated, energized visuals. Enjoy her portfolio, and view more on her website.
My purpose for creating artwork—to comfort and encourage people where they live and work.
My late father was a Methodist minister and my mother was an elementary school teacher. Although we didn’t have much money, I benefitted from being exposed to the most beautiful music and theatrical performances. I met and learned from a wide variety of experts around the world.
At age 16, I was granted a scholarship to study for a year as an exchange student in Germany. There I began to study photography and had the opportunity to wander the glorious halls of European galleries.
When I returned to America, I earned a bachelors degree in foreign languages and a masters degree in communication arts. I received an extended education in set design and costuming.
As an undergrad, I worked in the advertising department of the Sears in Topeka, Kansas. This ended up being key to my current career.
After graduate school, I became a secondary school teacher. My career grew with positions in corporate training, government administration, non-profit management and advocacy, and the directing, filming and editing of training films.
All of my paid positions after college involved publishing. I received on-the-job training in visual composition as well as a wide variety of other art career skills.
Technological innovations over the decades have allowed me to use a mix of software to experiment with layers lines and colors—mixing pixels just as colleagues mix paint.
As a digital artist I use my own photographs, or photos taken by the talented photographers in my family, to create images.
My varied styles of artwork reflect the diversity of the cultures I’ve studied, worked with and lived with. The drive behind my art is to focus solely on benefitting the people my artwork serves.