egg tempera Artist

Catherine O'Mara

Egg Tempera is a classic painting technique that reached its peak in the Renaissance. Tempera fell out of favour with the development of oil paints however a revival of this labour- intensive practice of creating both paints and panels has been embraced by many contemporary painters.
Catherine has been working with egg tempera for 25 years, taking a more experimental approach by adding a relief when preparing the panels. Muskoka inspires luminous paintings, often large format that reflect the rhythms of nature.
A 20 year member of the prestigious Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour and one of the originators of Artists of the Limberlost. Catherine works from her home studio and gallery where visitors are warmly welcomed during the tours and by chance or arrangement.