Cathie Stuckey

Artist + Cathie Stuckey

One could characterize my journey to Abstract painting as being through the back door, but I think the screen door is more accurate. From childhood, I always knew that I wanted to be a fashion designer. So, it followed that I attended the University of Houston in my home town, majoring in Fashion Design and ultimately receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum included not only the nuts and bolts of design construction and pattern making, but many studio courses in drawing, painting, fashion illustration, color and design. As the visual arts were not a part of my formative years, my introduction to the visual arts via studio courses was a powerful nurturing experience. Extracurricular lectures in Art History led me on an exciting pathway of discovery, including art forms from ancient times, the elegance of classical art and architecture, and the bravery of the Impressionists that gave birth to Modern Art.

My work experience following college was quite varied and included Fashion Coordination, Textile Demonstration, Secretarial and Administrative work and as a Retail Buyer at our hometown favorite, D.H. Holmes, LTD.  Work took me from Houston to New York, New Orleans and Chicago. During this time, I married and started a family. Through a friend and an unexpected coincidence, I opened my own Couture business for private clients in New Orleans. For 24 years, I designed and made one-of-a-kind fashions, ranging from wedding gowns, cocktail attire, debutant wardrobes and too many Queens of Mardi Gras Balls to count.

Fast forward to the present. Several years ago, I enrolled in Abstract Painting classes at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (NOAFA). I quickly discovered that Abstract painting is more complicated and nuanced than the casual observer may realize. Through classes with the accomplished, professional artists who teach at the Academy, I have had a very thorough experience in painting, color mixing, composition, design as well as collage. Concentrated workshops at NOAFA, furthered the in-depth experience. At the beginning of the Pandemic last year, a faculty member of the Academy volunteered her time to teach an online in-depth class in Collage, with weekly Zoom critique sessions. Needless to say, it was an extraordinary experience for all of us, as well as providing a port in the storm, so to speak. While I have grown as an artist, I realize there is so much more to observe and absorb. Student is a title that I will always wear, as I continue classes at NOAFA and look forward to each new opportunity to learn and expand my craft.

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Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
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Connie Kittok
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Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
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Mary Singleton
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Painting
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Anne McLeod
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John Turner Painting
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Danielle Keys Painting
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Danielle Keys
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Jessie Chappuis
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Nancy Lassen Painting
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Jason Van Pelt Painting
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Michael Eble Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver
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Paige DeVries
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Jata Craighill Painting
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Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
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seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
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Shelby Little
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claire gowdy Painting
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Lorin Vieira Painting
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Virginia Candler Painting
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Jeremy Paten
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Morgan Allain Painting
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Painting
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Lucille Anderson
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Natalie Acquistapace Painting
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Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
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Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
"River Boat"
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Isabel Perez Gomez
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Vergie Banks Painting
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Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
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Amzie Adams Painting
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Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
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Josie Azuma Painting
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Sean Clark Painting
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Sean Clark
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Toné Lowe Painting
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Heather Bird Harris
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Charissa Owens Painting
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Charissa Owens
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Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Katie Yaquinto
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Daryl D. Johnson
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Charles Hoffacker Painting
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Charles Hoffacker
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Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
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Jacques Soulas
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Ember Soberman
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Emma Fick Painting
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Emma Fick
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Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
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Ben Hamburger Painting
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Ben Hamburger
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Maddie Stratton Painting
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Caroline Youngblood Painting
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Caroline Youngblood
True Dat
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Painting
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Matty Whitcomb
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Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
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Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
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Kate R. Hanrahan
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George McClements Painting
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George McClements
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
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Hayley Roussel Painting
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Catherine Walker Painting
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Catherine Walker
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Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
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The Steppers (Step x Step)
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
Orchestra
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Tony Hollums
"Alesondra"
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
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Mary Scinto Painting
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Mary Scinto
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
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Leroy Miranda Jr.
Carnival Series Yellow
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Wet Bread
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
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Leah Morace
TRANS/GAZA/SYSTEMIC/WOKE
David Lang Painting
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David Lang
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
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BE3K .
Serenity Series. Lillies.
Anya Lincoln Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anya Lincoln
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flowers New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flowers
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
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Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Off the porch
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
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Lyla Clayre
Encounter
Malak Morgan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Malak Morgan
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