Cate's landscapes and still life paintings are influenced by Impressionism.  During high school and college, she studied with her father, nationally acclaimed still life painter Robert Douglas Hunter, and with Robert J. Cormier, both students of R.H. Ives Gammell.  From 2007-2008, she studied academic drawing with Dana Levin, who received training from Daniel Graves at the Florence Academy.  She has broadened her study with workshops and critiques from Sam Vokey, David Curtis, Joseph McGurl, Stapleton Kearns and Don Demers.  Cate is a member of the Cambridge Art Association and the Cape Cod Art Association, where she was the 2009 artist-in-resident. 


Her work has been exhibited nationally.  In 2010, she received the "Outstanding Work" award at the Marblehead Festival of the Arts.  One of her paintings is held in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Art.  She works "en pleine air" or from life in the studio.  


In the words of Marcel Proust: “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”


American Art Collector Magazine, June 2011

Southwest Art Magazine, June 2011

Selected Exhibitions

Mount Auburn Hospital Invitational Exhibit; 2013-2014


Segil Fine Art, Old Town Monrovia, CA; January 2012

“Impressions of France”


Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA; August 2011

“Inspired Synergies”


Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT; March – August, 2011

“The Subject is Light: The Henry and Sharon Martin Collection of Contemporary Realist Paintings”


Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; September – November, 2010

“The Subject is Light: The Henry and Sharon Martin Collection of Contemporary Realist Paintings”


The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston MA; September 2010 & 2009

New England Regional Juried Show


Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Marblehead, MA; July 2010

**“Outstanding Work” award


Manchester Historical Society, Manchester, MA; June 2010 & 2009

Painting by the Sea – Juried Show


The Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA; November 2009

Landscape/Escape – One Person Show


The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; June 2008

Secret Garden Tour Exhibit 


Boston University, Boston, MA - B.A. 2003 - French Literature

Boston University, Boston, MA - M.A. 2006 - French Literature

The New School of Classical Art - 2007-2008