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Catherine Roberts Leach
Los Angeles, CA

About the Artist

Catherine Roberts Leach was born in New York City and currently lives in California. She earned a degree in English Literature, and subsequently co-published an award-winning, nationally distributed journal. Writing, however, was not her true calling. Later, she converted her lifetime interest in photography into another creative career, with solo and group exhibitions in galleries across the United States, from New York to Oregon.

A self-taught, fine-art photographer, she focuses on mood and mystery, light and shadow. Her colorful abstract images represent straightforward facts on one h…

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About the Artist

Catherine Roberts Leach was born in New York City and currently lives in California. She earned a degree in English Literature, and subsequently co-published an award-winning, nationally distributed journal. Writing, however, was not her true calling. Later, she converted her lifetime interest in photography into another creative career, with solo and group exhibitions in galleries across the United States, from New York to Oregon.

A self-taught, fine-art photographer, she focuses on mood and mystery, light and shadow. Her colorful abstract images represent straightforward facts on one hand and enigmas on the other. At times, these images can even inspire the opposite of the shock of recognition — the shock of the unrecognizable. In other areas, they can suggest a contextual mystery. Nonetheless, she shoots and presents the real world, a world neither posed nor staged. The content of her images is never manipulated even though she captures them digitally.

Although she is primarily an abstract artist, her war protest photograph, “Imagine,” appeared on the front page of Yoko Ono’s website ImaginePeace.com in 2008 at Ms. Ono’s invitation.

Artist’s Work

Wet
Wet 12
Wet red
Wet 17
Departure
Wet 16
Wet 14
Light shimmer
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Light Shimmer

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Wet cloud
Wet 13
Wet 15
Water ways 1
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water ways 1

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 10
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under water 10

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 5
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under water 5

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water4
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under water4

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Water ways 4
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water ways 4

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Water ways 2
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water ways 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Wet 10
Wet dance
Under water 2
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under water 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Wet ink
Under water 3
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under water 3

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 6
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under water 6

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 9
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under water 9

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Water ways 3
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water ways 3

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 7
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under water 7

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 8
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under water 8

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Blue shards 2
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Blue Shards 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Under water 1
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under water 1

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Urban Abstracts
Red 5
Take off
Gold leaf
Wings 2
Harmony 3
Hard edge 4
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hard edge 4

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Horizons
Day
Rising
Caramel
Orange with blue
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Orange with Blue

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Conversations 4
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conversations 4

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Swirl 3
Reach 3
True stories 5
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true stories 5

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Illusion 3
Light shadow 1
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Light Shadow 1

By Catherine Roberts Leach

True stories 7
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true stories 7

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Bare branch
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Bare Branch

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Light shadow 2
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Light Shadow 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Surface dance
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Surface Dance

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Sky
Sky ghost
Sky lights
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sky lights

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Sky light 2
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sky light 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

The kiss 2 2
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the kiss 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Sky light 1
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sky light 1

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Sky bridge
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sky bridge

By Catherine Roberts Leach

The kiss 3
Sky light 3
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sky light 3

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Cough
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown 10
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Downtown 10

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 8
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Downtown 8

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 5
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Downtown 5

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 4
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Downtown 4

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 12
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Downtown 12

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 3 2
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Downtown 3

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 1
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Downtown 1

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 7
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Downtown 7

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 11
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Downtown 11

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 9
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Downtown 9

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 6
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Downtown 6

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Downtown 2 2
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Downtown 2

By Catherine Roberts Leach

Press and Accolades

  • (Merit Award winner) "Day" is immediately captivating. As a photograph it faithfully records the reality of subject. Yet, through the photographer's powers of selection, the composition becomes partially abstracted. Our primary visual response is to the bold shapes and colors, which exist almost independent of the subject. Day presents a reality within a reality.
    Juror Mitchell Albala, 2010 Art Kudos International Competition