Catherine Abel featured on

CA-with-brushCatherine Abel is a figurative artist from Australia. We go back a few years, though I can’t actually remember how we met. It was online, but I don’t remember the details. I just remember really enjoying her work. When Michelle and I traveled to Australia a few years ago we were able to meet her in Melbourne and spend the afternoon drinking wine in her garden while discussing art. It was the first time I was able to see her art live in the flesh and it left quite an impression on me. Her brushstrokes were placed with such care that it was obvious she was in love with each of them. Her subjects, no, actually the paintings themselves, begged to be taken by force by those same brushstrokes, bucking silently against Catherine’s loving restraint. The melancholy in their eyes contradicted that restraint. The eyes seemed to tear slightly with a desire to be spoiled by the lust that was held at arms length.

Catherine coined the term Cyprianist, referring to herself at the time, and it made me giddy. She was an early adopter to say the least.

We ended the day as follows: the sun setting, me with a glass (or six) of wine in hand, Michelle naked (as usual) and Catherine with her camera. Good friendships were made that day that I will always cherish.

But enough about me. Catriona Mitchell, of, has just posted an interview with Catherine Abel that shows what she’s been up to recently along with some great photographs of her Art Deco inspired work. READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

About FV Everleigh

FV Everleigh is a queer preacher’s kid in Los Angeles. After years as an award winning Christian rock star, FV toured the globe producing acclaimed burlesque shows for world famous stripper Michelle L’amour. They eventually moved into John Wayne’s favorite New Orleans brothel and adopted the last name of the Everleigh Sisters who ran an opulent Chicago bordello in 1900. In addition to training at UCLA, Roadmap Writers and the Writing Pad Television Certificate Program, his scripts have placed in the ScreenCraft, Roadmap and Inroads Fellowship competitions. Twenty years surrounded by sex-positive women, outré artists and circus misfits has informed FV’s sexually subversive, morally murky, visually yummy stories where the marginalized always win...eventually.
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