About Me

I'm Paul Cato, a professional New Zealand artist, and I have recently moved north from Queenstown, where my painting career began, to the Kowhai Coast near Warkworth. My specialty is painting large vistas, and my primary medium is oils.


Recent Posts




Figure Paintings

The Pink Dress

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

In Fields of Lavender

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Another in the nostalgic garden series

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Garden Nostaglia

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

I have been thinking of painting these sort of floral/garden scenes for a while now. I have been pleased with my previous garden paintings but I wanted to loosen up a little more – or I should really say quite a lot more. I’ve deliberately used some awful old brushes, and not very small ones […]

Chubby Cheeks

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This was a commissioned figure study. Painted in oils on canvas for clients in Australia, this was from a photograph actually taken in Queenstown, New Zealand, a few years back. I figured that the beach background might have a more timeless appeal.