- PUBLISHED: March 2009
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 92 Pages, 9.5 x 9.5 in, 27 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295988764
Unleashed is a visual anthology of works by Catherine Eaton Skinner, portraying her passion not only for the animals of this world, but her relationship among them. Whether painting the human figure, various animal forms, or the changing landscape, each of her works represents a unique pilgrimage of mind and spirit connecting with the journeys of those who witness her work.
Authors & Contributors
Catherine Eaton Skinner has lived and worked in the Northwest most of her life. She divides her time between Seattle and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She returned to painting full time in 1990, after a career in marine wildlife and natural habitat illustration.
Skinner's broad color palette and expressionistic brush strokes are inventive, the images themselves compelling and occasionally disturbing.- Publishers Weekly
All animals are a part of man's collective subconscious mind and cultural memory. Their imagery and symbolism pervades our ancient myths, scriptures and oral traditions. . . . If you are chosen by a 'power animal', you guard and honor him or her. In showing respect, humility and thankfulness, the animal becomes your teacher, your protector. Each animal offers certain gifts and innate knowledge for us. They have much to teach humanity. Their wisdom may empower, protect, inspire, and heal us. If we listen, we may survive together on this earth.- Catherine Eaton Skinner
So well does the artist Catherine Eaton Skinner distill what she sees in nature that a look into the faces of her painted animals immediately conveys an intimacy with the subject's spirited vitality. Her animal portraits are like fine poems that have eliminated the superfluous to leave the truest essence of her subject.- Tony Angell, Northwest artist, naturalist, and educator
Catherine Eaton Skinner's beautiful art engages the viewer—encouraging a thoughtful dialogue about the connections and relationships between people and animals. These prints, which are based on Skinner's full-sized works of art, take adults and children directly into the animals through their eyes. It is a priceless connection.- Deborah B. Jensen, president & CEO, Woodland Park Zoo