Cathey December ~ NOLA Life


Cathey December is a true master of capturing the Gulf Coast spirit and beauty through her etchings of natural scenery and wildlife.  Whether you live by the water or just want a little reminder of good times had to hang in a special place, she has a piece to delight everyone.

Crawfish Boil ~ Three little crawfish, head to tail, evoke the spirit of summer any time of year! 16.75″ x 13.75″

Shrimp Boil ~ These five shrimp, in deep oranges and reds look as if they are dancing to a fun Zydeco tune.  16.75″ x 13.75″

Bucket of Blues ~ A true coastal luxury is being able to go out in the summertime, catch a batch of beautiful blue crabs, and gather ’round with friends and family for a crab boil.  Keep the good times alive with this fun piece.  16.75″ x 20.75″

Throw Me Something Mister ~ A fun nod to the spirit of Mardi Gras!  14.75″ x 11.75″

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Cathey December is a native Louisiana artist that has been printing limited edition etchings for over 38 years. She is known for merging her two passions; art and nature. Her entire life, she has lived on the bayou and spent her time watching wildlife of the Louisiana marshes, fishing, and walking on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. Growing up in an artistic family, December always viewed art as a way of communication. In 1974 she learned the technique of printmaking and began creating limited edition, original hand-colored etchings. By the time she was 14 years old, she was selling her art to wholesalers, retailers, and galleries.

After high school she continued studying fine art at the University of New Orleans where she shared unique etching techniques with her professors. December was one of the featured artists at the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair, where her work was featured in the U.S. pavilion.

In 1992 December decided to temporarily step away from her business and devote all of her time to being a full time mom. Now that her children are in college she is currently in full production of a new line of etchings. She lives on Bayou Bonfouca with her husband, children, and yellow lab “Beignet”.