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I strive to capture a moment in time. A slice of everyday life.


My name is Cathy Engberg, and I am an oil painter who focus’ on figures and animals at rest or play. My process is constantly evolving. Currently I’m working in layers. Scraping back the paint, then adding more for varied texture and interest. I’m always trying to achieve a good balance of realism and abstraction.


Cathy Engberg is a contemporary figurative artist who is currently working out of her home studio in Peoria, IL. Her subject matter is often figures or animals at rest or play.

With a balance of realism and abstraction, she paints the movement of the light over her subject with texture and color. Working in oils, Cathy’s process is a combination of adding and removing paint to get the look she wants.

Though mostly self taught, Cathy has taken workshops with Karin Jurick, Mark Daniel Nelson, Melinda Coostana, and Peggi Kroll Roberts.

Welcome, and I hope you enjoy browsing my paintings!




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