Gallery 1855 announces the solo exhibition of mixed-media artist Cathie James-Robinson, running through January. A reception is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.
She has spent her life creating art, working in all types of media, including painting (with watercolor, acrylic and soft pastels), drawing (graphite, color pencils and ink), sculpture of all types, assemblage and fine-art photography.
Originally a self-taught artist, she decided to attend American River College in 2008, where she learned under faculty in the art and photography departments. She received degrees in art and art new media as well as a certificate in freelance photography.
During her time at ARC, she was published twice in American River Magazine and participated in numerous student exhibits, winning Best 2-D in show for her pastel, “Moody Mountain View.”
After honing her skills, she became increasingly interested in combining her fine art, photography and assemblage into single mixed-media art pieces.
The art in this show has been created using her original paintings, photographs and drawings, as well as hand-made stencils and stamps. The repeated ink drawings and photographs used in the art have been reproduced from her originals and applied with unique transfer techniques.
Formerly known as Cathie Bechtell, a resident of El Dorado County for 35 years, she has lived in Davis for the past two years and has fallen in love with the lifestyle and art community.
Gallery 1855 is a nonprofit gallery in the historic Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. More can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.