Hidden Villa II is something of a magical place that is inspired by an actual location, but painted as I want it to be. It reminds me of many delightful places I've been: the Italian and French countrysides, and the more local California Napa and Sonoma wine country. I hope the viewer is transported to someplace special and memorable, as well. 

The work is painted to the edges of the paper on heavy weight watercolor paper. It will require a frame for display. 

- Catherine McCargar

Hidden Villa II

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Catherine McCargar
Walnut Creek, California

Getting to Know Catherine

Catherine McCargar created her first work of art at five years old, a snowman drawn on blue construction paper. A group of artists invited her to try plein air painting and she fell in love. In her eyes, “the time spent composing and recording in the open air is invaluable to breathe life into a painting.” Catherine currently lives in California and loves tending her garden and being creative in the kitchen when she’s not painting. Fun fact: she occasionally writes stories for her granddaughter with accompanying ink drawings; she recently wrote a series called “Baby Owl Learns to Fly.”