Catherine Hayslip

Catherine Hayslip

Catherine Hayslip

WSD Employee and Teacher

 

Born and raised in St. Petersburg, I have been around artists and makers my entire life: both of my grandmother's were artists (talented in many mediums), my father is a fine woodworking craftsman, and my mom is a huge promoter of self-reliance, homesteading, and DIY.  At an early age, I began to collage, using parts of toys, puzzles, and games to add texture and dimension to projects.  In Elementary school, I began taking sewing classes and completed several quilts before middle school, at which time I started a daily art journal.  My journals focused on collages from inherited vintage National Geographic magazines.
Balancing my degree in Biology focused on Environment, Ecology & Evolution, I took many art courses and participated in several exhibits throughout undergrad.  During my graduate studies in Marine Science, I partnered with fellow artist, Erica Calder, and formed Nancy Delores & Co. (named after our grandmother) as a collaborative side-project to create one of a kind hand carved, hand-printed and collage cards.  
I am inspired by themes of balance and dichotomy, textures, and layers.  My classes include macrame, vision boards and collage, tessellations, sewing, and printmaking.  I work full-time as a Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have a deep passion for marine and global environmental conservation, and a strong interest in space exploration.