lives and paints out of her studio on Hutchinson
Island in Florida.  She studied art at the prestigious Pratt Institute in NY and received a
degree with honors in psychology from a Massachusetts state college.  These divergent interests led to
the creation of an advertising and graphic design business which she maintained for 10 years.  Returning to
her native NJ, she focused her efforts on working with nonprofits and soon became the director of a
local women's crisis center.  In 1992, after the fall of communism, she left for Kiev, Ukraine
and established Gloria Ministries, Crisis Center for Women.  Five years later, back in the
United States, Cathleen became certified to teach fine art and in 2012, after
leaving teaching, she earnestly began to develop the gift within her,
and finally she began to paint professionally.