Catherine Siciliano ~ Visual Artist

For me true art is a manifestation of our inner being. Called or not, this light will be present in our work, sometimes shining bright and pure, illuminating and clear. Other days.....not so much. This is the inevitable yin and yang of life with the reconciliation of opposites being a lifelong struggle. This is my story through my art.


To paint is to love again…..

"Just as there are days when I can’t talk or write French, so there are days when I can’t draw at all, even a rectangle.  Itching to paint, nevertheless, I concentrate on color.  If I can achieve the color combinations I am after, to hell with the drawing (I can always go ‘abstract’ or ‘non-quasi-modicus.’)  So I begin mixing colors.  If i am in a quiet, patient mood I will lay down thin, transparent washes, working on three or four paintings at once, in order to permit each layer to dry before applying the next.  To work in this manner is a joy.  Though the procedure demands patience it also stimulates the flow of ideas.  One works cautiously and cunningly, as if stalking one’s prey…"
~ Henry Miller, ‘To Paint is to Love Again’

Prayer for the Philippines

God, Hear Our Cry

Where are you God? Can you stand in this place Can you weep with us? Will you cradle the wounded support the broken?

Where are you God? Can you feel the pain of this moment? Can you hear the grief of this place and the distress of these people? Will you hold their terror? and stay with them.

Will your tears mingle with ours as you hear the cry of our hearts? Will you tend our hope shattered at this moment? Will you give solace to the dying And comfort to the brokenhearted?

Show us your presence O God! Show us that you are in our midst. Show us we are not alone.

(From the Sisters of St Joseph website)

Franz Kafka

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Franz Kafka

Eugene Delacroix

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
Eugene Delacroix

The Dreamer - Mixed Media on paper by Catherine Siciliano