Meet the Artist

I began to draw and paint when I was ten years old.  Analyzing photographs and rendering by breaking down color, line and texture using a grid.  While studying fine arts at Douglass College, I got my first Canon and began to translate these design elements in my viewfinder. Catherine Hartigan Landscape Photographer - Catherine Hartigan PhotographyRepetitive patterns and design are in every landscape and when these elements intersect…that’s my shot.  It might be a dangling boat line, a stack of lobster traps or the rows in a vineyard. I am still drawing but without a pencil, and still painting but without a canvas.

Throughout a successful career in the banking industry, I never abandoned my art and continued to photograph whenever time would allow.  With my camera in tow, I began to follow one of my true passions: travel. My inspiration comes from the thrill of finding that special place and capturing that single moment.  Some of my most poignant images are from time spent in New Zealand and on Martha’s Vineyard.

Sharing my love of art is important to me. Partnering with local schools, I continue to stay involved with young artists and art education in the community.

Growing up in New Jersey, I spent many summers at the shore and have a strong connection to the water. Today I live in Wilton, Connecticut with my husband, son, and two crazy spaniels.