Dublin born, Perth Artist Cat Cronin is busy preparing for her solo exhibition, So Alive 365 – Flight From Pain, which will take over Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle from 14th – 19th September. It will not only showcase her finest works but tell the story of her journey through chronic pain and how she obliterated and surpassed specalists expectations using art, mindfulness, movement, diet, and holistic therapies as her medicine.
So Alive 365 - Flight From Pain comprises of over 60 impressionistic emotive and energetic scenes from nature, figurative works and sketches that strike the balance between chaos and calm. The works are acrylic and watercolour on canvas and paper finessed with chalks charcoal and glazes.
Cronin will conduct daily live painting during the exhibition at a pop-up studio and is also inviting people to join her for ‘Creative Energy Workshops’. Here she will take a practical fun, mindful and creative approach to improving your Creative Skills, your Creative Confidence and your ability to embrace and induce your own unique creative energy more easily and frequently. Coming from a background in chronic pain management and using art as therapy - Cat brings an insightful and therapeutic approach to her workshops.
Cronin concludes, “I still struggle with flare ups and pain management daily, and some days it beats me - but I am fully alive 365 days a year and resilient, grateful, present and full of HOPE.