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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Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
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Louise Guidry
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
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Lyla Clayre
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
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Alexandra Kilburn
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
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Lee Morais
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
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Sean Randall
New Orleans NOT NOLA
Danielle Keys Painting
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Danielle Keys
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
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MILAGROS Collective
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
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Cierra English
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
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Margaux Hymel
The Steppers (Step x Step)
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
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Shelby Little
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
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Paige DeVries
Marching Band - The Tuba Player
Jason Van Pelt Painting
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Jason Van Pelt
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
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Devin De Wulf
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
Flowers from my Daughter - Print
Nancy Rowe Painting
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Nancy Rowe
Temperatures Rising #17
claire gowdy Painting
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claire gowdy
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
Tree of Life (37)
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver
Sundown in March
Stephen Rooney Painting
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Stephen Rooney
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
CROWNED
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
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Lori Sperier
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
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Josie Azuma
Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
Rose'
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
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Rise Delmar Ochsner
Encounter
Malak Morgan Painting
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Malak Morgan
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
Nancy Lassen Painting
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Nancy Lassen
Chyros I Full View
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
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Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
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Emma Fick
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
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George Dolgy
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
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Gabriel Flores
Serenity Series. Lillies.
Anya Lincoln Painting
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Anya Lincoln
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
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Kat Ryalls
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
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Toné Lowe
Magnolia Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
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Rayne Bories
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
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Matt Litchliter
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
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Jeremy Paten
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
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Charissa Owens
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Edison
Brent Houzenga Painting
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Brent Houzenga
persimmons on a blue tile
Jacques Soulas Painting
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Jacques Soulas
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
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Daryl D. Johnson
Plated Oyster
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
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Sarah Nelson
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
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Johnny King
Ceramic Vanity Tray
Emily Lovejoy Painting
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Emily Lovejoy
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Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
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Darlene Langendonk
Old Blue Jalopy
Ron Smith Painting
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Ron Smith
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
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Vitus Shell
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
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John Turner
Mary in the Courtyard with Jasmine and Irises
Hayley Roussel Painting
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Hayley Roussel
Passing
Ben Hamburger Painting
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Ben Hamburger
I Wish I Knew
Catherine Walker Painting
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Catherine Walker
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
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Camille Barnes
Untitled Abstract No. 3 - Archival Print
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
Bubbles at Brunch - Fine Art PRINT
Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
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Kristy Oustalet Duke
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
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Ember Soberman
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Jessie Chappuis Painting
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Jessie Chappuis
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
NOCII Black (Medium)
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
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Queen Hope Parker
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
Nightwork
Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Transfiguration in Blue
Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
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Kate R. Hanrahan
The Promise
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 Season"
Isabel Perez Gomez Painting
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Isabel Perez Gomez
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Connie Kittok Painting
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Connie Kittok
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Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Carnival Series II
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
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Ayodele Owolabi
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
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Emory Nolan
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
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Mary Singleton
Floral Study #2
Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Katie Yaquinto
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
Wild Ferns, No 1
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
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Tony Hollums
Fluff
Maddie Stratton Painting
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Maddie Stratton
Meditation #6
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
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Kristen Albrecht
First Snow
Matty Whitcomb Painting
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Matty Whitcomb
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
Mid City
Alanna Ali Painting
BATON ROUGE
Alanna Ali
"Birds of a Feather: Cockatoo"
Stephanie Reed Painting
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Stephanie Reed
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
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Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Lovely Surprise
Debbie Boyd Painting
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Debbie Boyd
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
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Drew Cooke
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
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BE3K .
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
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Sean Clark
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
She Changes
David Lang Painting
NEW ORLEANS
David Lang
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Oak Tree (Red)
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
Oyster-rama
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Clifton Chenier
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
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