CMS Avatar PassportCatherine Scanlon is a mixed media artist and illustrator specializing in a variety of artist mediums and art journaling. She started Catherine Scanlon Designs in 2004 so she could enjoy the freedom of working from home when her son was young. With a background as a watercolor artist, she found out quickly that it was difficult to paint with a baby in the house. She started scrapbooking as a way to preserve memories and realized she had a talent for the art.

Up until late 2012, Catherine designed scrapbooking pages for EK Success Brands and has had her designs on display in the biggest craft stores, including A.C. Moore and Joann Fabrics. She is also the author of two books, Sewing on Paper and Art from the Heart. Today, Catherine focuses on her own designs and teaching others how to create art and beautiful crafts. She has taught over 100 art and craft classes at My Creative Classroom since 2007 and teaches many classes on the East Coast. Now that My Creative Classroom has closed, you can find all her older classes at Merrymeeting Art House as well as some new ones she has in the planning stages! Be sure to check out the FREE Classes that are already available!

Catherine earned a graphic design degree from Central Maine Technical College and was awarded first place for her watercolor on plastic piece at the Art in the Park in Bath, Maine in 2004. She’s married with one son, snorts when she laughs and has never colored her hair.

You might be wondering where the name Merrymeeting Art House came from. It’s kind of a unique name, but it has special meaning to me. I live in an area in Maine where there is a convergence of 6 rivers into one “bay” that leads to the Atlantic Ocean. I spent many, many hours swimming and playing in one of the rivers that flows into the bay as a child and see the bay nearly everyday.

What better name to call my studio than MerryMeeting Art House, a place where you can meet up with your friends and have a great time making merry art.

You can find Catherine’s work, available for purchase in a variety of places: