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CATHERINE IMHOF – CARDINAL

'Catherine Imhof-Cardinal is a Swiss painter born in France who has lived near Aberdeen, Scotland for over 40 years. Although she trained as a sculptor at the École des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence she decided to dedicate herself to painting.



Her strengths lie in her treatment and combination of colours; over the years she has moved away from the explicitly figurative to a unique style that combines traces of figurative but with the emphasis on colour and composition. Her approach to composition is without preconception; each work gradually emerges from a series of lines thrown onto the sheet, the subject and composition suggesting themselves through the work process.



From the comments people make it is clear that her works have a strong emotional impact but without being overpowering, leaving the viewer free to experience what speaks to them.

Exhibitions

One Woman Shows
1985
Arts Centre, Aberdeen
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1986
Galerie Etienne de Causans, Rue de Seine, Paris
1987
‘Room with a view’, Leslie Place, Edinburgh
1988

Brae House, Aberdeen
Galerie GSMBK, Berne, Switzerland
1989
Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen
1990
Forresterhill, Aberdeen
1991
Springfield, Aberdeen
Galerie GSMBK, Berne, Switzerland
1992
Conference Centre, Aberdeen
Woodville, Aberdeen
1993
Painted Lady Gallery, Galveston, Texas
‘ En Avant’, Houston, Texas
1994
‘Inauguration’, Beatties Cottage, Drumoak
‘ Spring Show’, Newton Dee, Bielside
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves
Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Windsor Park, Singapore
1995
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
1998
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
The Harbourstone Studio, St John’s, Newfoundland
1999
Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Little Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife

2001
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
2002
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
Camphill Medical Practice, Bielside
2004
Queens Gallery, Dundee
Just Art, Fochabers
Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005
Milton Gallery, Crathes, Aberdeen
2006/7
North East Scotland Open Studio
2008
North East Scotland Open Studio
Camphill Medical Practice, Bielside
Bridgefield, Stonehaven
2009
Newton Dee, Bielside, Aberdeen
North East Scotland Open Studio
2011
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
2013
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
2014
Gallery Q, Dundee
2015
Eduardo Allessansdro Studio, Broughty Ferry
2016
Larks Gallery, Ballater

Mixed Shows
1985
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Arts Centre, Aberdeen
1986
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1987
Aberdeen Artists
1987-94
Scottish Woman Artists
1988
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves
Shell Expro Award
Pyrmont Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1990-93
Aberdeen Artists
1991
Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
1990-93
Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen
1993
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
Richard Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh
1994
St Andrews Fine Art, St Andrews
Hanson Gallery, Hebden Bridge
‘The Sea’, SAAC, Aberdeen Art Gallery
1995
‘Swiss Artists in Scotland’, Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
1996
Little Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife
1997
Haddo House, Tarves
Swiss Abroad, Lugano
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
1998
Vital Spark Gallery, Aberdeen
1999
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
2000
Queens Road Gallery, Aberdeen
Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2002
Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2004
JustArt, Fochabers, Scotland
H. Gross Centenary Exhibition, Wedderhill, Aberdeen
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
North East Open Studio, Wedderhill, Aberdeen
2005
Chateau de la Penthe, Geneva, Switzerland
Pittenweem Festival, Pittenweem, Scotland
Art Aboyne, Aboyne, Scotland
2006
Aberdeen Artists
2007
Chelsea Art Society
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
NEOS Marischal College, Aberdeen
2008
Spring Show, Wedderhill, Blairs
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
Milton Gallery, Crathes
2009
Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Regatta Gallery, Norfolk
Just Art, Fochabers
Milton Gallery, Crathes
Frames Gallery, Perth
2010
Little Gallery, Pittenweem
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Artists Society
2011
Art Show Music Hall, Aberdeen
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
The Wall Project, Montrose
2012
Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
Art Aboyne, Aboyne
Spring Show Wedderhill, Blairs
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Just Art, Fochabers
Little Gallery, Pittenweem
NEOS, Newton Dee, Bieldside
2013
Milton Gallery, Crathes
2014
Gallery Q, Dundee
2015
Milton Gallery, Crathes
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Art Aboyne, Aboyne
2016
Memories of Switzerland, Geneva
Little Gallery, Pittenweem
2017
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly
Little Gallery, Pittenweem
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen


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