Cathy Sawtelle-Thorpe is a registered nurse of 42 years who has worked nationwide as a travel nurse the last 15. This has exposed her to many diverse artists and artisans regionally and culturally. Interested in the Arts since she was a child, Cathy pursued art education while studying nursing in collage. She is a painter, specializing in watercolor and acrylic mediums. She also works with fabric and embroidery and is currently exploring upcycled clothing as a environmental statement. As a newly exhibiting artist, she personally feel the need to have an arts community and a gallery that provides opportunity and mentorship.