Cat Quintanilla

 As an artist I pour my energy into creating unique, varied and meaningful artwork worthy of living in public spaces, homes and gardens. That my art can bring a smile to someone's face or a tear to their eye means my mission to stir a soul and evoke an emotion has been accomplished.  

My SW Austin studio has two focuses. In the sculpture garden you will experience a rich display of larger scale and garden sculptures carved mostly in marble and limestone. Then in the small onsite gallery you will find an intriguing collection of contemporary and expressionist sculptures, many carved in colorful marbles and alabasters from around the world.  My second studio is perched on a rooftop high in the mountains of central México, is my special place for playful experimentations with mixed medias, block printing, paintings and tiny "personal" talisman carvings of goddess and spirit animal figurines. These works bear a distinctive visual bend toward the colorful, playful yet oftentimes evocative Mexican folkart of my roots


My Story, My Journey To My Roots and My Art

How do I meet my goals
in this journey?

As with all quests a good plan is essential. Knowing myself, I am better at the physical world than with the academic. If I can make something with my own hands, this imagery and its story stays with me. My plan is to follow the art closest to the people and not the politics of the ages that connect my ancestors. I am fascinated with clay and stone tomb offerings both for style and the charm of their everyday subject matter. In addition, the vast area of Mexican FolkArt or "Arte Popular" speaks to me strongly. I find myself entrawled with learning as many folk art techniques as possible from native teachers. Each time I learn more and more about the sharing of the threads of generational imagery. Of course, my own spin on these creations shine though. I hope you enjoy this journey and my artwork!

Mi Corazon and the art of "being"

To visit a place is one thing but to commit to living, really living somewhere for extended periods of time... well that is everything.