Cathleen Savage

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Cathleen Savage (b. Cathleen Cavanaugh, 1960) is an American wildlife and nature painter currently working in watercolor. Her paintings are often described as luminous and delicate, and as having a calming, restorative effect on the viewer.

Her current body of work depicts birds in an ethereal environment with late afternoon light falling softly on their feathers. She seeks to recreate the feeling of seeing them for the first time. Her use of watercolor complements this goal.

Cathleen’s art has been exhibited in national and international venues. She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Pike’s Peak Watercolor Society. ┬áHer paintings can be seen at the Boulder Street Gallery in Colorado Springs.


Wind and Snow
Wind and Snow is the third in a series of paintings of Snowy Egrets. These tiny birds are beautiful, graceful, and sometimes comical. This painting portrays the effect of wind on their feathers. it also depicts the bird in its breeding colors and plumage. The bill has a redder than usual color during mating season and long wispy feathers appear on its back. The watercolor painting sealed and traditionally framed. It has the same life expectancy as an oil painting and it does not require glass to protect it.
$1800.00
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Marsh Heron
Great Blue Herons are found throughout North America. They are graceful and beautiful and in this painting, I sought to show the effect of wind on its hairlike neck feathers. The watercolor painting sealed and traditionally framed. It has the same life expectancy as an oil painting and it does not require glass to protect it.
$1295.00
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Shaking Heron
I couldn't resist painting this Great Blue Heron who was shaking his feathers. The watercolor painting sealed and traditionally framed. It has the same life expectancy as an oil painting and it does not require glass to protect it.
$1295.00
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