Sumter County

Catherine states that her "Art is drawing and paintings of the homes I've lived in from the first one I can remember to the one I'm in now. I have so many memories of each house, I just start to think of all the times I spent in each...I usually go to my quiet place in my home, usually late at night or on weekends, then I start to think of memories and I start to draw that house, then its off to the races until I finish painting it."

When Catherine begins work on a painting she says she feels the stresses from life disappear. "I can look at my work and I can see how my life in the Black Belt changed with each move I made with and without my family and how I continued to prosper with each move."

Catherine seems to be cleaning up the environment while searching for material as she uses recliamed wood from old houses, left over material from construction sites, curb side rubbish and broken furniture. She works on several pieces of various sizes at the same time which can take three to four days for completion.

After working at the Coleman Center for the Arts in York, Alabama for nine years, she took an art class with Black Belt artist Garland Farwell. As Catherine said, “he took me under his wing (and) brought me to where I am today.”

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Mind Bender
Mind Bender Price: $115.00
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Catherine Shelton: Mind Bender; acrylic on wood

Meadowbrook Purple/Pink catherine shelton, pink, purple, meadowbrook, meadowbrook pink/purple,
Meadowbrook Purple/Pink Price: $85.00
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Catherine Shelton: Meadowbrook Purple/Pink; 6"x6"; signed by the artist

Ms. Hattie catherine shelton, ms. hattie, little painting, pink, blue, blue/pink,
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Catherine Shelton: Ms. Hattie; 6"x6.5"; signed by the artist

Plum Tree catherine shelton, plum tree, plum, tree, painting, red, green, red and green,
Plum Tree Price: $140.00
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Catherine Shelton: Plum Tree; 18"x9.5"; signed by the artist

Potted Corn Stalk catherine shelton, corn, potted corn, paintings, red, blue,
Potted Corn Stalk Price: $135.00
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Catherine Shelton: Potted Corn Stalk; 16.5"x8.5"; signed by the artist 

New York catherine shelton, New York, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
New York Price: $85.00
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Catherine Shelton: New York; approx. 8"x6"

St. Matthew catherine shelton, St Matthew, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
St. Matthew Price: $80.00
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Catherine Shelton: St. Matthew, approx. 7"X7"

Smith Avenue catherine shelton, Smith Avenue, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
Smith Avenue Price: $85.00
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Catherine Shelton: Smith Avenue; approx. 7"x7"

Watson Hill catherine shelton, Watson Hill, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
Watson Hill Price: $85.00
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Catherine Shelton: Watson Hill; approx. 6"x6" 

Dollar Hide catherine shelton, Dollar Hide, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
Dollar Hide Price: $80.00
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Catherine Shelton: Dollar Hide; approx. 6"x6"

Single Ear Corn catherine shelton, Single Ear Corn, acrylic, painting, black belt treasures,
Single Ear Corn Price: $140.00
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Catherine Shelton: Single Ear Corn