Specializing in Japanese and Western hand papermaking, encaustic painting and mixed media drawing, Catherine Nash is a teaching artist who balances her studio work with artist-in-resident teaching, lectures and workshops across the United States, as well as in professional studios and universities in eight European countries, Australia and Japan. Faculty member of the ASDM Art Institute since its inception, some of her favorite media to teach are drawing, watercolor painting and mixed media. Nash says, "I am truly jazzed by inspiring beginning and more advanced artists to create without fear while learning to truly draw what they see."
Nash has just published an e-book entitled Authentic Visual Voices that, through 28 international one-on-one interviews, explores how artists find their ideas. Her personal artwork has been included by invitation into numerous national and international exhibitions, most recently in England, Bulgaria, and Australia. The landscape, aesthetics and cultures of Japan, the rich gradations and spaciousness of Scandinavian summer night skies, experiences with Native American friends and her explorations into the wilderness of the southwestern deserts have deeply influenced and informed her work. She is a longtime resident of Tucson.