Catherine Ruane is an artist and teacher living and working in southern California. Catherine maintains a professional studio in both San Diego and downtown Los Angeles where she develops her ongoing series of detailed drawings and paintings of native plants which the artist regards as a metaphor for the cycles of life. Her work as been exhibited in museum such as Museum of Art and History, in Lancaster, CA, the Riverside Museum of Art, Oceanside Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, University of AZ Art Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, as well as Palazzo del Provincia di Frosinone in Italy. Catherine has been curated into shows at Coagula Gallery, Porch Gallery in Ojai, CA, Brand Library Art Gallery, Gallery Antenna in Kyoto, Japan, Launch Gallery, San Diego Art Institute and many others. She teaches drawing and painting at Victor Valley College where she also fund-raises and curates shows for the college art gallery. She is a member of College Arts Assoc. as well as Los Angeles Arts Association. Currently Catherine is preparing work for a solo exhibition for West Valley College in Phx., AZ. Her work is included in art the collections of the University of AZ Art Museum, Harely Davidson USA, 20th Century Fox Studio, CBS Television, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Boeing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Turner Broadcast Network, among many more.