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Cate Dudley

  • Oceanful 5
  • Oceanful 4
  • Oceanful 2
  • Oceanful 1
  • Sundance
  • Fiesta Flora
  • SOLD

  • Cool Heat
Cate is a native San Franciscan, lifelong artist, and an active and distinguished member of local art guilds and associations in the areas she has lived in both the east and west coasts and in the Eastern Sierra of California. Her BFA in Illustration from the San Francisco Academy of art has given her many diverse opportunities as a freelance artist, art director, teacher, book and greeting card illustrator, home and stage decorator, including costume and prop design. As a fine artist, she has continued to show and receive awards in juried exhibitions. She and her husband live in Escondido, CA near to their grown children and grandchildren.

We are are all innate creators: part curiosity, part proclamation, part gratitude in our freedom to express our passions. These are catalysts for our cultivation as artists, and serve to connect us with others. Howard Brodie, the honored courtroom and battlefield illustrator was my teacher in art school who once told me that my work “gives with life”. Those words continue to encourage me and challenge me in sketches, cartoons, and more complex paintings.

Artist expression, in all its aspects; rich and lovely, dark and difficult, and even the sublime in our daily observations leads us to a way of understanding and appreciation. I see magnificent hope in, up, and through it all, as I believe creation, both beautiful and corrupted, will be made new and perfect in God’s timing. Meanwhile we are never alone, nor left without hope.

2021 First Place,”Cool Heat”, Local Color, EAP (Escondido Arts Partnership), Escondido, CA

2021 First Place, “Buckthorn and Rabbit Bush”, Flora and Fauna, EAP, Escondido, CA

2021 Honorable Mention, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, “Oceanful 3”, Escondido, CA

2021 Honorable Mention, “Rock and Branch”, The Great Outdoors, EAP, Escondido, CA