Catherine Stroud


collage with gold leaf on gallery-wrapped canvas


About the Artist...


Born in Colorado and the second of five children, Catherine grew up in the Woodlands.  She attended The John Cooper School where she played the flute (first chair , of course!) and was a competitive horseback rider.  Catherine graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a major in French and European Studies.  She moved to France after graduation to teach English to children ages 3-12.  She then moved to Nice for two years, again to teach English.  Catherine spent time in over a dozen countries, traveled the circumference of the globe, only to land just 70 miles from where she began.


In 2009, Catherine moved to Galveston, where she began building custom furniture with reclaimed lumber.  However, her focus now is on fine arts; many of her original paintings are hanging in the Galveston Art League, The Vanishing Point Wine Bar and Cafe, Mod Coffee Shop, and Island Music.


Catherin has served board of the Silk Stocking National Historic District and gives of her talent freely to a variety of non-profit organizations.