Catherine Fields was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She attended Teacher's College in Lausanne where she earned her degree in Children's Pedagogy in 1978. Catherine then taught in Geneva for 5 years.
In 1983, she immigrated in Canada and often credits the country's accepting atmosphere with giving her the confidence and freedom to explore her creativity. She now paints and lives in North Vancouver with her family.
Her decade-long experience teaching children through the arts found expression in the five children's books she wrote and illustrated for French Immersion Programs throughout Canada.
Travelling, hiking and nature are her three primary sources of energy and provide her the inspiration and drive to create the abstract work that she loves to do.
In the last 8 years, Catherine has turned her creativity into her own painting. She paints with acrylic paint and mixed media. She has taken numerous art courses throughout the years as well as painting regularly in her studio.
She is part of a 5 artists group, called the 5enses http://www.5enses.ca/ and exhibit with them.