From her humble beginnings as an avid sketch artist and doodler curled up next to her father as he poured over his plans for his air conditioning business, Catron has spent the past twenty years as a painter, answering her inner call to create beauty and introspection that will eventually end up both inside and outside of homes and offices. An abstract artist working in a base of acrylic layered with other mixed media, she strives to create a piece that invokes the viewer to see something different every time they walk past it.
Entirely self-taught, Catron paints with acrylics, watercolors, coffee grounds, sand, and graphite; basically anything she can get her hands on to bring her optimistic and energetic personality onto the canvas. She uses brushes, her hands, cardboard, spatulas, forks, and spoons to create the layered effect that is signature to her work. She gains inspiration by allowing herself to become deeply attuned to the natural world, and then uses music to tune in to that inspiration as she creates.
Catron’s work can be found in the homes and offices of many private collectors, including Turquoise Condo in Orange Beach, Butler and Snow Law Firm in Mississippi, Shapley’s Restaurant , Ridgeland MS, 505 Building , Studio Bank in Nashville TN, businesses and showcase homes in Mississippi and Dallas. She has several gallery representations through out the southeast and was a featured artist in Legends Magazine in 2013 in her home-state of Mississippi.
In January 2020 Catron was honored by Nashville Lifiestyle magazine to be the featured artist. She was only going to have a small blurb and maybe one featured piece from her collection. However after meeting with the journalist Karen Parr-Moody and spending an unscheduled afternoon with her, Karen turned to her and said "girlfriend, you are a firecracker, I am going to feature you!" Catron is humbled and very grateful that Karen took the time and truly "got her".
Nashville Lifestyle also crowned Catron its Art Creator of the Year in the summer of 2020.
In 2016, Catron made the leap from Brandon, MS where after a little bit of settling in (moving three times in the first year) she has finally found her little slice of heaven just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In a turn of the century home, surrounded by neighboring horses, she is now fully grounded and making her mark in her new surroundings with exhibits and installations at Studio 208 as part of the Nashville Art Crawl, and the new 505 Building. She is also featured on the exterior street-level windows of the iconic AT&T building in downtown Nashville. Catron is also finding great joy in sharing her knowledge by teaching abstract painting classes and workshops at MudPuddle Pottery in Pegram TN , and various locations in Mississippi and North Carolina.
If artist block should ever set in, you can find Catron out in nature, hiking, kayaking, or horseback riding, readying herself for a new burst of abstract innovation. You can find her at: https://www.catronwallace.art/ Instagram Catronart 601.201.8606