Varnedoe is TLCo’s Artist in Residence for September and October

Courtesy of The Landings Company

Catharine Varnedoe is The Landings Company’s Artist in Residence for September and October. Her works can be seen in The Landings Company’s Real Estate Center (One Landings Way North) Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art and art education have always been a driving force in Varnedoe’s life. A Savannah native, she received her formal art education at the University of Georgia, studying under the nationally recognized painter and head of the art school, Lamar Dodd. Upon receiving her BFA in painting, she returned to Savannah to teach art at Savannah Country Day School.

Varnedoe married and relocated to San Francisco, where, as her family grew, she continued her studies at the Academy of Art. She and her family moved to Oakland, CA, where she ran the art program at Crocker Highlands School. She continued her own education by studying graphics at Laney College, which gave entre to her work in freelance illustration. Varnedoe was hired by Data Point, where she used her skills to design alphabets. She also has illustrated a map of The Inns of Northern California.

After moving back to Savannah, she presented a very well received, one-women show at The Scarborough House. She has designed illustrations for Savannah Foods magazine, Homemade Good News, as well as illustrating calendars for the Carswell Insurance Company. Varnedoe is proud of the art she’s created for many different companies and organizations and of the three children’s books she has illustrated.

She has created numerous portraits of children, adults, pets, and landscapes. Her work has been exhibited in several local galleries, and she’s pleased to be a member of The Landings Art Association (LAA) and The Downstairs Gallery, where her work has been seen in group shows as well as in her very own one-artist show.

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