My art tends to be whimsical scenes and images drawing from nature with an illustrative quality to it. I have been inspired by American folk art and work at creating a flat composition that reads as a scene as well as multiple stories. Imbedded in my work is an obsession with patterns and designs. I have traveled widely for inspiration, both to expand my imagination and to appreciate what is right in front of me. I especially like to work in gouache and ink.
Catherine Lane Weyerhaeuser
2522 Manitou Island
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
2004-2006: College of Visual Arts. St. Paul, MN
1982: BS Elementary Education. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN
1979: BA Geology. Colgate University. Hamilton, NY
2017 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Notable Book
Where Do Mountains Come From, Momma? Mountain Press Publishing. Missoula, MT 2012
James. Tate Publishing. Mustang, OK. 2014
Where Do Rivers Go, Momma? Mountain Press Publishing. Missoula, MT 2016
An Affair with a Garden. Beaver’s Pond Press. Edina, MN 2016.
CWM designs: An illustration and graphic design business which specializes in custom illustrations for children’s books, decorative paintings, and specialty stationery. Work has been purchased for children’s hospitals, churches, clinics and private homes.