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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.

While balancing realism with abstraction, she enjoys painting figures with strong light and shadow patterns. Cathy’s process is a push and pull, with many layers of paint. Always knowing that a bit of destruction might just be what the piece needs next.

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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