Catharine Varnedoe Presents LAA March Program

Courtesy of LAA

Join the Landings Art Association (LAA) on March 17 as we host Cathrine Varnedoe. The meet-and-greet portion of the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program following at 7 p.m. Non-members are welcomed for a charge of $3.

A native of Savannah, Varnedoe celebrates her love of the area with luminous landscapes of the Low Country. She is inspired by the light of our intense sunshine and the contrasting deep shadows of a full canopy. A painting of reflected sunlight on coastal waters, an intimate garden setting, or a welcoming pathway arched by Live Oak branches dripping with Spanish Moss magically draw the viewer into her world.

Varnedoe received her formal art education at the University of Georgia, studying under a nationally recognized painter and head of the art school, Lamar Dodd. Upon receiving her BFA, she became the art teacher at Savannah Country Day School. Marrying and moving to San Francisco, she continued her studies at the Academy of Art. Varnedoe and her family moved to Oakland, California, where she ran the art program at Crocker Highlands School. Returning to school, she studied graphics at Laney College to get into freelance illustration. She worked at Data Point, a computer company, designing alphabets. She also illustrated a map of inns of northern California.

Moving back to Savannah, Varnedoe had a well-received one-woman show at Scarborough House. She did freelance illustration and graphic design work for a host of Savannah companies and organizations and illustrated three children’s books.

Varnedoe has done numerous commissioned landscapes and portraits of children, adults, and pets. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries. Currently, she is an exhibiting member of the LAA and The Downstairs Gallery on Gordon Street, where she had a successful one-woman show. She also has participated in many group shows.