Welcome to catelarkin.com

I have been an active member of the Atlanta Arts Community since 1994.  I came here from California where I was a teacher and a graphic designer.  I was raised in New York and attended Syracuse University, graduating with a BFA in design and painting.

My earliest artistic influence — American Expressionism — and my current fondness for southern folk art come together in my current work – The Blue Ridge Series.  These personal  landscapes express a correlation I see between the principles of modern abstract painting and the intuitive invention of the outsider.


Paint the House!

You can commission a custom painting.  Using your photo I will create a unique image that combines the home you love with my contemporary style.  It will be a fine work of art that will remain a family treasure for generations.


Places in your heart

From a photo of a place you love – be it a foreign land or favorite get away – let that memory live in a custom painting by Cate Larkin.



My current work is inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains so beloved by generations.  These colorful landscapes combine a love of graphic design with a love of the country  environment.  Purchase one of these paintings for home or office and bring a little country to your daily living.



My retrospective slide show tells the story of an American gypsy whose art has been her only constant.  In this hour-long presentation I use my images to show an artistic journey from DeKooning to Cornbread – from New York to California to Georgia – from teacher to graphic designer to fine artist.  This show is a unique and entertaining narrative. It can be booked for parties, conferences, fundraisers and art clubs.



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