The paintings on display at Sadie’s by the Sea and the Sadie Thompson Inn were created by Catherine Buchanan. Her realistic paintings of Polynesian people and landscapes have been exhibited in Hawaii, California, New Zealand and Florida. Tutuila is a place she feels very much at home and she is continually adding new work to our walls. Catherine lived in American Samoa for many years and is a resident at our hotel once a year to teach art classes and show new work, until she can return permanently.
She paints from photographs she takes and writes stories about her travels. Her short story, In Search of a Familiar Soul about her experience in American Samoa was published in the anthology Female Nomad and Friends in June 2010. She sailed from San Francisco to New Zealand on a 40’ boat visiting many islands. She works in oils and acrylics to capture moments she experienced in her travels throughout the South Pacific. Please visit her website to view more of her artwork. Most of the photographs on our web site were taken by Catherine during her stay at Sadie’s.
Her original paintings and gicleé on canvas prints are available for sale at Sadie’s Gift Shop as well as greeting cards and postcards of her paintings and photographs.
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