Catherine's first love was painting in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media collage. Over the years she has worked with many different materials - clay, wood, glass and textiles.
Since finding silversmithing with her great friend and teacher, Sally Kite, Catherine has been excited to explore how each piece of work can either indulge in the purity of forged silver or marry elements together in the design.
Catherine and Nick Giles met during an art class in Sydney and as part of Paddington's Community Art Group they paint together every Friday when Nick is in Sydney. They have become great friends and own a holiday home together on the banks of Lake Macquarie - their artist's retreat.