Cathy Yarwood-Mahy

Cathy is a Melbourne based artist with a particular interest in landscape art. The aim of her work is to capture the ethereal and spiritual aspects of the natural world and in her imagined landscapes. Her work ranges from realism, with a high level of detail, to more abstract and semi abstract pieces. The use of light has a pivotal role in creating impact and mood in her more realistic landscapes and portraits.




 1980-1981           Bachelor of Education (Art major) Monash University


 2017                    Perspectives, Gallery Voltaire, North Melbourne.

2016                    Diversity, Gallery Voltaire, North Melbourne.


2018                   Kennedy Prize Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of

Arts North Terrace, Adelaide, S. A. (Finalist) 

                            Melbourne Society Of Women Painters and Sculptors’         

                            Exhibition, “Changing Perspectives”, East Melbourne,Vic.

                            SCRAP Recycled Art Prize & Exhibition, Swanpool, Victoria

John Copes Portrait Competition, Bowral, NSW

Maldon and District Portrait Prize, Maldon, Victoria

2017                    Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Hawthorn, Victoria

                             Kennedy Prize Exhibition, Fisher Jeffries, Adelaide, S.A.(Finalist)

                             Albert Park College Art Show, Albert Park, Vic

                             St. John’s Southgate Art Prize & Exhibition, Melbourne, Vic

2016                   Contemporary Art Awards, Online Exhibition, Brisbane (Finalist)

Moonee Valley Art Show, Essendon, Victoria

Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Hawthorn, Victoria.

Bayside Rotary Art Show, Sandringham, Victoria

Albert Park College Art Show, Albert Park, Vic


2018                    Best 2Dimensional artwork, Swanpool Recycled Art Prize, Vic

                             Finalist in Kennedy Prize, S.A.

2017                     Finalist in Kennedy Prize, S.A.

2016                      Finalist in Contemporary Art Awards


2016, September, Art Edit magazine, Pièces de Résistance

2016, Contemporary Art Awards Finalists catalogue

2015, September, Art Ascent, Art and Literature Journal, Violet issue

2014, March 6, Herald Sun Leader newspaper, “Social Media    meet- up   inspires artists’ Kew Exhibition”