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Cathy Lane is a practicing visual artist living at the top of Lake Macquarie, NSW Australia. Over the years she has had 4 solo art exhibitions in galleries across Sydney. Cathy's work has been in many group exhibitions and is represented in private collections in Australia and overseas. 

In the past she worked as an illustrator, designer and part-time teacher of illustration and Design. Cathy was also a part-time specialist primary art teacher.

In recent years Cathy has had more time to concentrate on developing her art and art practice. She has been working on these mixed media works and sculptures for the past few years (2020-present) and is continually adding to these series of works.

Cathy's current work is informed and inspired by the the natural environment. Cathy explores experimental techniques and narrative concepts in her work.



1 year Diploma. School of Visual Arts, Sydney- Commended.


1 year life drawing classes- Meadowbank Tafe.


18 months attending a Life drawing group at the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre.

1997- 2000  4 year degree      

Bachelor of Design with Major studies in Visual Communication with First Class Honours. The University of Western Sydney.

2002- Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Meadowbank Tafe.

2021- Life drawing group Wangi Wangi NSW.


Vocational experience

Currently- Visual artist & director of family Business:

Since 1986 I have run my own freelance business- Cathy Lane Studios.

1995- 1997- Regularly giving author illustrator talks/ workshops in the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Central Coast areas to primary school children.

1997- Part of an Artists Program ( to encourage and promote art in Primary Schools by using local artists to run workshops.)  I ran workshops in Pastels at numerous schools in the Sydney Blue Mountains areas.

2005-2008 Part time specialist Art Teacher at Arden Anglican School Beecroft.

2001- 2012- 11 Years Part time teacher at Hornsby Tafe in the Graphic Design Department teaching drawing, illustration and design.



1995-  “Butterfly Kisses” Written and illustrated by Cathy Lane, Published by Margaret Hamilton Books.

1996-  “Knock Knock Who’s There?” written by Mary Small, illustrated by Cathy Lane, Published by Koala Books.

2001-  4 books in the Reading Discovery Soundz Series written by Jeffrey Leask  illustrated by Cathy Lane. Published by Scholastic.

2014 Butterfly Kisses App for the iphone and ipad-written, illustrated & produced

2015 Sam Plays Saxaphone for the ipad- written, illustrated & produced

2015 In The Line Of Fire- Illustrated art book of Paintings and Prints.



1993   Waverly art prize- Highly commended figurative pastel

1994   Mosman art Prize- semi- abstract landscape- hung in judges selection

1994   Parramatta Art society- commended landscape.

1991, 1994, 1995 Royal Easter Show- portraits, landscape

2004   Hornsby Tafe Gallery group exhibition

2005   Hornsby Art Society Art Gallery group exhibition

2006   Hornsby Tafe Gallery group exhibition

2009   Tap Gallery Darlinghurst- Solo Exhibition “On The Edge”

2012   Eden Gardens Gallery North Ryde- Solo exhibition “Bird Song 2050”

2012   St Vincents Hospital Gallery Darlinghurst- Solo exhibition “Birds of a        Feather”

2013   Eden Gardens Gallery North Ryde- Solo exhibition “In my Garden”

2021   Group Print exhibition at Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

2021   Group Natural History Exhibition at Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

2023 Lake Mac Open studios


I have produced many private commissions over the years- landscapes, prints and portraits.

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