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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.


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Garden Nostaglia

By Paul Cato | August 14, 2013

Impressionist garden painting by Paul Cato

Near the Birdbath


Gathering Wildflowers

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 either, to keep myself from being too precise. Obviously the parasol in the one painting, the white bonnet in the other, and also the long dresses were fashionable over a century ago so these paintings are ‘nod’ to times gone by.

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