Catherine Baumhauer is a painter living and working in Redondo Beach, California. For the past decade she has worked in animation, film and tv and draws inspiration and unique experience from these diverse fields.  During that decade she continued to work in her favorite medium, oils, and produced numerous works over that period. Catherine has come full circle in coming back to painting after having worked in animation, film and tv for the past decade. She draws upon her experiences in these fields through multiple layers as if weaving a story. The natural world has also been a main source of inspiration. She draws her color palettes, textures, shape, silhouettes from nature. 

She is currently working on a series of paintings based on traveling around the world last year with her family.


2006 MFA in Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2005 BFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2004 Ecole des Beaux Arts a Paris, Paris France