Cathy (Himmelberger) Richardi was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she earned a BA in International Studies. Shortly after college, she moved to New York where she worked in customer services and marketing for a major airline. Her natural creative abilities pointed her toward positions in sales promotion and advertising, during which she was able to hone her visual sensibilities. Later, while living in Texas, she studied Interior Design, again focusing on work that called on her visual creativity.
Throughout her life, Cathy maintained a passion for painting and continuously turned to her easel and paints to express herself on canvas. She lived in Marin County for a brief 10 months in 1988. Twenty years later, she returned and settled and the mesmerizing Northern California landscape inspired her to devote more and more time to her painting practice.
Cathy maintains a studio at the Historic Industrial Center Building in Sausalito, home base to over 100 artists. She participates in Open Studios events and welcomes private studio visits by appointment.
Cathy's painting, Violet Reflections, was recently selected for inclusion in "Bridge to Abstraction", a juried exhibition at Arc Gallery in San Francisco opening in November of 2019. More of Cathy's work is available through Slate Art Consulting in Oakland, CA.