Cathy Phares Art

Art is an expression of my thoughts, dreams, curiosity, and creativity.  

I was lucky enough to be born into an artistic home.  My father Ron Bowen, is a well known Birmingham Photographer.  What many don't know, is that he is a painter as well.    I have fond memories of playing in the garden on Cobb Lane while he was painting away in the gallery.   We spent many nights at the kitchen table, as I practiced sketching techniques.  I visited art galleries and shows at a very young age.  My love of art was cultivated by him and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Like all Moms, my life became very busy with family.  Now that my children are grown, I began painting again.  All of my family  are very supportive of my artistic journey.

While I'm mostly a "Self Taught" artist, I've attended many classes and workshops in the Birmingham Area.  I'm a member of the Mountain Brook Art Association and participate in art shows in the Southeast.   I find great joy in commissioned paintings.  I work with my clients to develop an emotional and personal piece.  I feel my journey through Art has only begun.


"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all of the paint on it you can" Danny Kaye