“I paint the wind and the weather. I want the viewer to feel an exhilarating recognition – I’ve been there before – I’m standing right there! I use tube paints and pigment sticks, and draw through the paint to convey immediacy.” Catherine Young Bates lives and works in Montreal. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she completed degrees at the University of Toronto, McGill, and the Maryland Institute of Art. She exhibits in the U.S. and Canada, England, and Japan, and has work in major public and private collections.