Cate Merritt

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

A seeker of light and beauty and the spontaneous, a child of Toronto, educated on the right and left side of the brain, I strive to capture a moment in time.


Inside the Studio


Who do you consider a genius?

I consider J.S. Bach a genius. He takes the notes and makes poetry.

Why is art important to you?

Art breaks through people telling you, rules of every day, like how to dress, what to say, feeling the judgment of others, and gives the soul peace.

What artists do you admire right now?

I am stunned by the work of Marianne Kolb, her magical transparency, perfect colour and human pain, all in a brushstroke.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

I think my work appeals to people who are sponatneous, witty and curious

Favourite book

My favourite book is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy for its stunning visual images.

During my breaks, I tend to ...

During my breaks, i drift to the computer and play a couple of chess games.