Cathy is an American-born artist who moved with her family to Canada in 1965 to avoid the looming draft of her brother into the Vietnam War. She eventually moved to Toronto in 1981 where she studied painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She later moved to Montreal to complete a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University. Cathy is now a resident of the City of St. Catharines, Ontario. Most recently her art has been in various community exhibitions within the Niagara Region such as Art Me Up @ The Niagara Artist Centre (2016), Art Me Up Goes to City Hall (2016), Art Me Up Crawl (2016), In the Soil Festival Arts Installation of The Treatment Room (2017), and Elevating Community Arts at the Niagara Region community services headquarters (2017).