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Alice Ray Cathrall's studio practice concentrates on the exploration of light and space, incorporating new visions, deconstructing the traditional sea, land and skyscapes to enable a new, more urgent way of seeing and interacting with the environment.

Alice Cathrall
Artist Statement

After wonderful decades in the reinsurance business, I quit my job and went to art school!  My continuing ed drawing teacher observed that I was drawing the figure three dimensionally from the start.  He encouraged me to put a portfolio together of 12 figures to submit for admission to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, America’s oldest art school and museum.  I did and was accepted.  After completing the four-year Certificate Program, I graduated with a major in painting and a minor in drawing.  I moved to North Carolina to paint sea, sky and landscapes and portraits and have never looked back.


GreenHill Center for NC Art Juried Show, 2022-2023

Olin Hall's Smoker Gallery Solo Show, 2022

Landfall Foundation Juried Show, 2013-2022

Wilmington Art Association Juried Show, 2015-2018

North Carolina Silver Art Juried Show, 2016

The Plastics Club Member Gallery Show, 2012

Philadephia Sketch Club, 147th Small Works Show, 2011

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Students Exhibition, 2010-2011

The Plastics Club Urban Observations Show, 2010


​Four-Year Certificate in Painting/Drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Master of Arts, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Roanoke College


Oil Painters of America

The Plastics Club

Wilmington Art Association

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