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Cover Artist: Catherine Mingus

Audrey with Flowers, by Catherine Mingus

A native of Southern California, Catherine has always been fascinated with people and objects of the past. Growing up, the artist watched many old black and white movies and was mesmerized by the women in long white gloves and fancy hats, convinced that would be her one day! Today, she is still drawn to vintage photography and fashion.

Catherine’s dedication to painting was renewed after being given a large box of old black and white family photos. The artist was so intrigued with the beautiful vintage photos that she began to paint them. Each person had a story that Catherine needed to tell on canvas. Scouring through Pinterest for vintage photo booth and yearbook pictures also provides inspiration for Catherine’s art.

To see more of Catherine’s work, visit her Etsy shop, “My Mysterious Past,” and find her on Instagram @mymysteriouspast.