Artist Caroline Ratliff To Display Work At Christ Church Cathedral Gallery

Caroline Ratliff, Early Morning In The Rockies, 2013

Caroline Ratliff, Early Morning In The Rockies, 2013

Works from America the Beautiful series on display the month of May


HOUSTON (February 21, 2014) – Beginning Thursday, May 1, the work of Houston artist Caroline Ratliff will be on display at the Cloister Gallery of Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue. Ms. Ratliff will present works from her America the Beautiful series, which includes oil and pastel paintings featuring scenes from purple mountain majesties to oceans of white foam.

An opening reception is planned for Friday, May 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The works will be on display through Saturday, May 31. The Cloister Gallery is located in Reynolds Hall (the great hall) at Christ Church Cathedral.

Ms. Ratliff was recently named as an Emerging Artist by Art Galleries & Artists of the South, a quarterly magazine that showcases top artists and galleries of the Southern United States. A lifelong artist and learner, she is passionate about painting in the outdoors and travels to the mountains every fall to capture the beauty of the change in seasons. Her painting travels have taken her to China, Europe, Mexico and the four sections of the United States. She has studied with a variety of artists, including prominent American pastel and oil painters Albert Handell and Matt Smith.

Ms Ratliff is active in several art organizations and was the co-founder of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, serving as the group’s president for six years. Affiliations include American Impressionist Society, Fort Bend Art League, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society and Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. She has served on the boards of both Houston Civic Arts Association and Houston Art Society. Her work has been featured in the ‘Artists of Texas,’ in the April 2011 issue of Western Art Collector and she was a focus artist in the American Art Collector in March 2012. She is also the recipient of an American Heritage Award from the National Society/Daughters of the American Revolution.

For more information about her work, visit

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