Sara Catena is a vastly talented and entrepreneurial artist who combines a practical study in
Art & Design with a natural creative instinct to produce unique and appealing artworks
of quality in Oils, Acrylics and Watercolor.
Sara’s unique and joyful artworks have a positive energy reflecting her belief that :“We are so heavily influenced by our visual surrounds, 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
(so called for the artists’ 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.
Sara’s inspirational mentors are world renown: Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Mirka Mora, Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Gabriele Munter, Ken Done, Wassily Kandinsky, 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.
Sara is a very prolific painter, having sold over 700 artworks since 1990, her paintings are hugely popular in galleries & exhibitions, and they attract great interest and many sales yearly. Sara is also renown for creating unique commissioned designs, that are then produced under licensing agreements in children wear , fabrics and homewares, both in Australia and internationally.
Sara Catena is the creator of 2 innovative ™ Watercolor Series :
‘’Watercolour Planet by Sara Catena™’’
An ongoing series of: Colorful, joyful, inspirational and positive watercolor vignettes.
‘’Crazy Maverix by Sara Catena™”
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™” & “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 organisations.