What did Catrina want to be when she was a child? 'Everything!' She says, 'How could I possibly pick one thing to do forever? I believed them when they said I could do anything.' And that sentiment certainly shows in the success Catrina has with a variety of artistic endeavors:
Photographer, Sculptor, Author, and Chef - Catrina Briscoe wears a variety of artistic hats
Catrina's professional art career began with photography - food photography, event photography and occasionally product photography. You can see some of her award winning photography here. While she won awards for her photography and found the work was lucrative, it lacked the diversity that she craved. So she began publishing a magazine under the name Tasteful Muse. The Tasteful Muse worked with chefs from around the World helping her readers release their Bon Vivant!
Now Catrina's fine art photographs are available as greeting cards from www.cardwhispers.com. Card Whispers is a joint venture with her husband Derrick Briscoe. Together, their work encompasses the Universe and every genre imaginable. They have just the right card for anyone.
Artistic Saguaro Preservation was started from her home in Tucson. She noticed that over the years, as a saguaros died, or lost an arm, the debris would pile up and become home to various desert creatures. Not wanting to encourage rattlesnakes and pack rats to live in her yard, she began clearing the yard of rubbish. Much of the debris was too beautiful to discard. Catrina began collecting and sorting saguaro boots, ribs, skeletons, skins and anything else that caught her eye. The remarkable beauty of each piece was worthy of display, so Catrina began preserving this debris and Artistic Saguaro Preservation was born. It offers many people a rare, up close, look at saguaros.
Catrina's sculpting career began with La Catrinas by Catrina, original works of art that are inspired by el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) and the beauty and humor she sees everyday in life. She became captivated by el Catrin and la Catrina while traveling in Mexico. She puts a modern spin on the character she shares a name with. Each la Catrina she creates provides a small glimpse of the person it honors. All la Catrinas by Catrina are meticulously created individuals; each one has a story to tell. Catrina’s sculptures have been featured in numerous Dia de los Muertos art shows, including shows in Oregon, Texas, and New Mexico. Much of her work consists of commissioned la Catrinas.
Throughout her art career, Catrina has continued to publish a variety of books. She has several photography books and even a children's book currently available from Amazon. Catrina is one of those 'hands on' type of artists. If she's in, she's in one hundred percent. Where will she go, and what will she do next? Stay tuned because she is certainly not done creating!
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