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Client: Catherine Richardson

Location: Sonoma County, CA


Project: website rebuild on Squarespace

Yes, yes I am a loyal devotee of WordPress but that doesn’t mean I’m blind to the advantages of other website builders.

Squarespace is perfect for creatives and others with a lot of strong visual content that just needs a minimalist container.  It is very simple to get started and has several beautiful minimalist themes to choose from. For artists like Catherine Richardson, the clean non-distracting layout directs all focus to her art.

Whereas Catherine’s former site was cramped and a hassle to update, this new site will allow her to showcase and curate her online galleries, as well as easily blog about creating and her many inspirations.

If you are local, I hope you watch for her shows.  I saw the most recent on display at Santa Rosa City Hall.  I find her paintings to be still, yet they don’t lull you into peace.  They are very thought-provoking, especially her recent work addressing climate change.  And she is not one to spend all her time with a standard brush, palette and canvas. She is like a scientist loose in the lab with her media.

This site was fun and came together quickly – so we had some spare time to enjoy some coffee and English digestive biscuits (a favorite from Catherine’s homeland) over our meetings!

This picture has come to be one of my favorites.  I see the mountains and glacial lakes of the Canadian Rockies.  How about you?