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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Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
Women of the Yámana
Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Believer #2
Brent Houzenga Painting
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Brent Houzenga
Lemonade Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
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Rayne Bories
Bring Back Louisiana
Connie Stephens-Eaton Painting
SHREVEPORT
Connie Stephens-Eaton
Esplanade Ridge
Charles Hoffacker Painting
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Charles Hoffacker
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Singleton
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
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Daryl D. Johnson
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
Aggressive or Soft
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
The Source
Sean Clark Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Clark
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
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Louise Guidry
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Jungle Justice
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
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MILAGROS Collective
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
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Paige DeVries
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Chartres Street View
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
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Lyla Clayre
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
"Brown Skin Girl" NOCII Corset Belt
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
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Queen Hope Parker
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
Envy or Expansion?
Emily Lovejoy Painting
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Emily Lovejoy
Open Sky V
Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
Music in Motion
Toné Lowe Painting
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Toné Lowe
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
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Ember Soberman
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
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Leah Morace
Flourish
Charissa Owens Painting
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Charissa Owens
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Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
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Darlene Langendonk
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
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Heather Bird Harris
Bring Back Louisiana
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
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Alexandra Kilburn
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
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Emma Fick
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
Avian Series No.8 - Louisiana Birds - Multiple Color Options
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
"Summer in New Orleans" homage to Anders Osborne
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
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Matt Litchliter
Jessie Mae Hemphill "Lowdown"
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
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Lucille Anderson
Consider the Family of a Subgroup
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Givers and Takers
Maddie Stratton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Maddie Stratton
"MALI-BLUE"
Rannie Howard Painting
KENNER/LOS ANGELES
Rannie Howard
Holy Cross Levee August 26th, 2022
Stephen Rooney Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephen Rooney
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
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Kristen Albrecht
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Miro Hoffmann
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
Jazz In The Quarter
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
BARN #1
Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
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George Dolgy
Wolf Moon
Meghan Methe Painting
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Meghan Methe
Carnival Series Yellow
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
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Emory Nolan
Twilight Azure
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
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John Turner
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jeremy Paten
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
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Shelby Little
Geode Magenta III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
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Nurhan Gokturk
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
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Leroy Miranda Jr.
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
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Kate Hanrahan
That Horn
Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
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Gabriel Flores
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
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Kat Ryalls
Golden Hour Heron
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
"Louisiana Flamingo"
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
For The Love Of Joy
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
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Devin De Wulf
Information Processing, 48x48" collage on canvas
Josie Azuma Painting
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Josie Azuma
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
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Margaux Hymel
Sheba
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
A Magical St. Charles Day
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
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Camille Barnes
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
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Connor McManus
Super Sonic
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cheryl Anne Grace
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Drew Cooke
Lunch Drunk Love at Commander's Palace
Spencer Schulz Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Spencer Schulz
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
View from the Levee
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabrielle Tolliver
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nicole Ockmond
The Golden Boat under Stars at Night
Lee Morais Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lee Morais
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