Cathy Quiel

805 722-0981




 I love the vibrant color, transparency and the movement that can be achieved with watercolor. I always select a subject matter that enhances the media and in which I can utilize the dramatic contrast of light and shadow whether it be an Italian villa, a giant tomato or an illustration. As with my vibrant palette, most of my work has a touch of whimsy and humor. My intent is to share my view of a certain aspect of the world with the viewer, a view that hopefully brings a smile and a touch of joy. I find great pleasure in sharing my love of watercolor by teaching and exhibiting my work. I teach at SBCC CLL and instruct workshops throughout the US and abroad. My work is in private and public collections, published in art books and publications and I have lectured in multiple art museums. I recently have expanded my work as an illustrator and received the EBook Silver Award for Illustration in Children Books