Expo Café des Arts, Eymet July/August 2017

For the months of July and August I will be showing 2 paintings at a time at Café des Arts in Eymet, Dordogne as part of a collaborative show with several other artists.  The paintings will change every couple of weeks or so.  Currently on show:


Café des Arts is run by Julia and Adrian who are incredibly hospitable and they both have a passion for the arts.  It's a wonderful stop for a delicious coffee or snack so why not pop in and say hello.  Meanwhile, you can also visit this quaint bastide town.


Café des Arts is open every day of the week from 9am until 1pm.

My paintings can also be viewed from my studio in Singleyrac by appointment.  Please contact me on 06 27 15 12 47.


Collaborative Exhibition

Floc'n Tea, Lauzun

3 Nov - 30 Nov 2016

Vernissage 7 Nov at 18.30pm - Everyone welcome

Exposition Peinture Botaniques

Vernissage 2 Novembre 2015 a 18.30h Floc'n Tea, Lauzun - Exposition de peinture botaniques et musique avec Cathy Savels et Deborah Howdle-Smith

Vernissage Castillonnés August 2015

Opening night for this summer's exhibition was a great success and I saw many familiar and new faces.  I had some lovely comments regarding my work which is always a great motivator to keep on going. 


By day 4, 7 paintings had been sold and a commission taken so I could not be more happy.  The exhibition is running until 25th August if anyone still wants to visit. 

Next Exhibition Details Summer 2015

The next exhibition will be here in France during the summer.  It will be at the same venue as last summer, Castillionnes, Nr Bergerac here in France.  It will run from 15th August to 25th August. 

I'll be focussing more on floral subjects and the exhibition will include some sculptures as well as monochromatic works.  Here is a sneek preview.

White Hydrangea - completed February 2015 - Acrylic on Canvas

Coral Sculpture - Polymer Clay

This is just a tiny sneek preview!  If you want to see more, you'll have to come to the exhibition!  Please come if you can and join me in a glass of vin.

Small Fragments

Small Fragments

Exhibition of smaller botanical works

Café des Arts, Eymet

2 Jan - 3 Jan

Vernissage - 8 Janvier à 18.30h


Exhibitions of botanical paintings by Cathy Savels and Photography by Kouta Lakis

Vernissage 19th August 2016 at 18.30

Salle Carbonnier, Castillonnés

Open from 10am - 6pm

Closes 28th August 2016

End of Show Castillonnés 2015

All paintings were taken down yesterday and the expo at Castillonnés was over for another year.  It was a very successful show with 11 paintings sold and I had 3 commissions.  Over 300 business cards were picked up too and I noted down many emails of people who want to be notified of future exhibitions.  Other contacts were made as well regarding other exhibition venues so in all, I could not have wished for better.  Here are some photos of paintings that sold.

Asparagus - paper & acrylic on wood

Daisy - cotton fabric/acrylics on wood

Wenteltrap - string/acrylic on wood

Three Iris - Acrylic/Colored Pencil on canvas

Strawberry Half - String/Acrylic on canvas

Photos of Exhibition Castillonnes July 2014

Demonstrating string work. This was my half strawberry now finished and you can see in the gallery here.

Conversing in front of Dream of Beans.

Waiting for the Maire's speech.

Preparing for opening night.

Past Exhibitions


June/July 2009 Expo Sauxillange, Allier, France (mixed)

July/August 2008 Office de Tourisme, Giat, France (mixed)

Nov/Dec 2006 “Christmas Show” Mid-Cornwall Galleries, Cornwall (mixed)

June 2006 “Mother & Son” private show with photographs by Adam Chesterman

April 2006 “Art for Life” Christies, London (in conjunction with Cancer Research (mixed)

16 October 2005 “Going back to my Roots” private show, south-west France (solo)

April/May 2005 (1 work sold) “Pizza Queen” restaurant, south-west France (solo)

April 2005 “Spectacles” Fayssac Theatre, south-west France (mixed)

26 March 2005 “Cathy’s interactive Gallery” private show, south-west France (solo)

10 September 2004 “Seeking” private show, south-west France (solo)

July 2004 2nd place (out of 50 artists) with Gallery Interactive, Toulouse (mixed) “string beans”

Nov 2003 3rd place (out of 50 artists) with Gallery Interactive, Toulouse (mixed) “corks”

3 July 2003 “Introduction” private show, south-west France (solo)