Original Art, Mixed Media works and Other Contemporary

On Etsy since 2013


Original Art, Mixed Media works and Other Contemporary

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PurpleCathy is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi there...
My shop is on Holidays (Vacation).
I'm moving from Australia back to France,
Thanks everything is boxes....
Thanks for stopping by..
Cathy :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 2, 2020

Hi there...
My shop is on Holidays (Vacation).
I'm moving from Australia back to France,
Thanks everything is boxes....
Thanks for stopping by..
Cathy :)

Cathryn Huer

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Cathryn Huer


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About PurpleCathy

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On Etsy since 2013

I love creating art.

I have been making art for a long time.

After high school I went to the College of Fine Arts (COFA, Sydney Australia), where I studied Painting, Drawing, Jewellery and Photography. Painting was, and is my first love.

At the end of my studies, I completed a Bachelor of Education in Art, I became an Art Teacher. I worked for 14 years as an Art teacher in Sydney, Australia.

After college, I studied other mediums, eg. silk painting, stained glass, silver jewellery and etching.

Travelling around the world, has offered me so many chances to see and be inspired to make art.

I've exhibited in group exhibitions in Sydney, Canberra, Paris, Versailles, Metz (France) and Maurepas (France).

I've have been blessed, to have lived in France from December 2003 to July 2017. Having easy access to museums and galleries across Europe. Enticing me to be creative and inspired by pre-historic artifacts.

I've been painting and drawings bids for over 35 years... I adore them. Living in Australia you get use to the noise and visits of birds. I love the colour and character of them. They were a big part of my art making process in high school and early years of art school. Now that I'm back in Australia, I can see a large variety of birds including sulfer crested cockatoos, magpies, currawongs, galahs and rosellas.

I love the female form, from life drawing it continues to inspire me. I love the curves and sometimes the ambiguous shapes and lines. Additionally with my interest in prehistoric art, the Venus or goddess figures have given me such an expansive repertoire to work with.
Stonehenge, Carnac, Lascaux and Crete, are all places magic with the remains of the past.
The Louvre museum in Paris, is a wonderful museum full of treasure and constant amazement. When I visit, I can still find an artwork that's new and inspirational.

My recent works have been inspired by the landscape and nature, but also the revision of the Australian landscape. It's also a play of paint, ink and water soluble crayons. The marks, patterns and shapes, also develop into a dance on the surface of the paper, wood and canvas.

I was never a horse girl when I was a kid, but I have a fascination with horse sculpture, drawings and paintings. From Prehistoric times to ancient Greece and Rome, show me a horse statue, sculpture or engraving on a cave wall, and I'm happy.

I first visited Paris in 1992, it was my first overseas trip. There was so much to see and so much to experience. I've been drawing Paris for a long time. I've tried to capture parts of it in my trusty sketch book, it's only small 14 x 14cm (to fit into my handbag). Since 2003 I've completed 35 sketch books and take them on all of my adventures.

I work with a combination of materials, including acrylic, watercolour, ink, aquarelle crayons (neo-color II are my favorites), collage, imitation gold and silver leaf, shellac and varnish. I use to work big, but now prefer to work with small intricate shapes and sizes.

I've been making jewellery for many years. I've tried different materials from sliver, fabric and resin. Resin is a fun material to use and is easy to produce unique pieces. It suits my style and I love designing and making different pieces. Organic and natural shapes dominate my work, and it's mirrored in the jewellery I've created.

Shop members

  • Cathryn Huer

    Owner, Artist

    I was born in Sydney, Australia. I studied Visual Arts for 4 years. Taught Visual Arts for 14 years. Ran away to Paris for love. love travelling and making Art.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2019
Welcome to Purple Cathy, thank you so much for your interest in my Artworks. I hope you will enjoy my creations. Please contact me for any questions you might have.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

I will do my best, to ensure that you are happy and satisfied with your purchase. Please always read the descriptions of the item carefully. Please note: that colours represented on computer monitors, may differ slightly from the actual artwork.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase. I’m happy to provide a full refund or exchange for goods in their original condition, provided you contact me within 30 days of purchase.

You can send the item(s), back to me (on your costs, unfortunately) in adequate shipping protection and I will fully refund, or exchange it.


Orders are considered LOST after five weeks have passed.

If your order gets stuck somewhere, I have to allow a five week period, before I can take further action. If your order does not arrive within this period, I will re-ship a replacement artwork to you, free of charge. Please note: that only 1 free re-shipped artwork per order is allowed.

If your item is damaged during shipping, I'm happy to send you a new one. Please take a photograph of the damage, email it to me, and I will replace the item.


If you need to cancel a payment before your item has been sent, please send a message as soon as possible.

If item has been shipped and you want to cancel the order, I can only refund you, after the item has been returned. The refund will NOT include shipping cost, and only applies to cost of the purchase item.
Payment can be made by PayPalhttps://www.etsy.com/au/your/shops/PurpleCathy/policies, debit cards and Etsy gift cards

The artworks are carefully packaged and shipped within 1-3 business days after receipt of payment. They will have a simple cardboard mount and backing board (mousse or cardboard), with bubble wrap and additional cardboard as protection, if needed eg, depending on the size of the work.


Please note that I ship from AUSTRALIA. The standard shipping period takes to:
* Australia : 3-5 business days
* Canada : 7-25 business days
* Europe : 7-20 business days
* The United States : 7-25 business days
* Everywhere else: 10-25 business days

Please note that the artworks will be shipped from AUSTRALIA by Australia post, WITHOUT tracking and insurance. If you would like to upgrade to Registered Mail for tracking and insurance, just let me know so I can give you a quote for your package.

Before purchasing, Please check that the ADDRESS on your Etsy Account is the address you would like your order sent to. If you need your item to shipped to another address, please let me know ON payment so that you can receive your item, so it won't get lost.

Please take into account that the CHRISTMAS Post always takes longer, so I would advice you to order before the 1st of December. Please allow extra shipping time because of the Christmas post. I am not responsible if the purchase does not arrive on time.

International clients please bear in mind any potential tax liabilities in your country. This will be paid for by the customer and not by this shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have FREE SHIPPING within Australia and a REDUCED RATE for all other countries.

Feel free to contact me with any questions... huercat [!at] yahoo.com.au