What Lies Beneath: New Painting by Cathy Reddy will be displayed From May 30 to June 30, 2019 at the Highland Park Public Library, 31 North Fifth Avenue, in the meeting room.
Cathy Reddy had been a software engineer for 35 years when her children gave her a 92 piece wood painting box set as a Mother’s Day gift. She has not stopped painting since that memorable occasion.
“In order not to waste the money, I took online classes on water color and acrylic painting so that I could make use of all those tubes of color and brushes,” Reddy said. “I am still taking classes on the Internet!”
Reddy paints voraciously and is displaying more than 30 acrylic paintings depicting the Great Wall of China, Mount Saint-Michael in France, Taj Mahal, Petra from Jordan, the City of Jerusalem and Legzira Beach in Morocco. She also paints subjects as close as local New Jersey parks.
“I paint because it gives me a sense of accomplishment, encourages creative thinking, encourages brain connectivity and plasticity and increases my empathy,” Reddy said.