My name is Cathy Engberg, and I am an oil painter. My subject matter is focused on people or animals relaxing or at play. I strive to capture a moment in time - a slice of everyday life. I often paint on smaller panels. I think that my smaller paintings create a feeling of intimacy in my compositions. What first grabs my attention to a scene are the light and shadow patterns. I am interested in the play of color in light, and will sometimes exaggerate a color or use it in unexpected ways. The compositions I come up emit feelings of joyful times. I hope to make you smile.