Sara Catena is a talented and entrepreneurial artist who combines a practical study in Art & Design with a natural creative instinct to produce appealing artwork. Her unique and joyful images have a positive energy reflecting her belief that, “We are so heavily influenced by our visual surroundings, therefore the art we put on our walls should be something that is uplifting, joyous and adds value to our busy and demanding lives”.
Sara’s work shows influences of her study into the early European fauvist movement, and their wild use of colour. Her artwork is also influenced by her extensive travels throughout Europe, Northern Africa, Asia and her life in New Zealand and Australia. Her inspirational mentors are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Mirka Mora, Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Gabriele Munter, Ken Done, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kaffe Fassett.
Sara’s much sought after paintings, commissioned artworks & murals grace a great many residences , corporate environments, and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., France, Germany, Italy, U.K., Portugal, Spain, Holland, Canada , Hong Kong , and Singapore.
She is the creator of 2 innovative watercolor series ‘’Watercolour Planet™’’ and ‘’Crazy Maverix™” Tales of a fun, deep thinking, unconventional, vegetarian, lovable, socially conscious, eccentric and uniquely Crazy Cat named MAVERIX ™ .
Sara is also the creator of 2 distinct design series “Thank God I’m Italian™” and “Thank God I’m Irish™”
Sara creates her artworks from her home studio on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia, where she lives with her husband / manager / marketing director, Nino Catena and their 2 children Isabella & Giulio. 10% of all sales are donated to charitable organizations.