MY ART STORY by

Cathleen G. Mahan

Portland
Maine

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Drawing of a woman sitting

Padre by Cathleen G. Mahan. Photo courtesy of artist

A long term critical care nurse with a master of fine arts degree, I find in art a language with which to express the inimitable experiences and people (patients) who have touched me so deeply over the years. As anyone in the field will attest, certain patients osmotically enter our being, welcomed or not.

My work is an attempt to give form to feeling, to memory, and always with gratitude to those unwitting mentors to my understanding of what it is to be human.