Catrinka Randall

Catharine “Catrinka” Randall, a member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, is a self-taught, award-winning artist who loves painting birds, animals and pet portraits.

Catrinka was an equestrienne for many years, owner of her beloved Henry, an off-the-track thoroughbred who competed in the Breeders’ Cup. Prior to her retirement in 2018, Catrinka was a professor of French at Columbia University, Fordham University and Dartmouth College, where she won an award for her teaching. She is the author of ten books, most recently A Heart Lost in Wonder: The Life and Times of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

In addition to her art, Catrinka, a professional soloist, sings at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Española, New Mexico, in the choir at the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Fe and with the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus. She and her husband, Randall Balmer, live in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have grown children and a Golden Retriever, Tigger.

Currently, her work is being exhibited at TerraCotta Wine Bistro, in Santa Fe. She has won two prizes at exhibitions (most graceful, 2020, and most flamboyant, 2021) in New Hampshire, and her work has appeared at the Audubon Society in Vermont. Catrinka will have a one-woman all-gallery exhibit of her watercolor birds at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, July through September 2022. The Carlsbad (New Mexico) Museum features her prize-winning painting of cave swallows in its permanent collection.

Many people now collect her watercolors, including most recently, patrons in Milan, Italy, and St. John, Newfoundland. 

Catrinka’s original watercolors are for sale. She retains the rights to digital and all other reproductions. For permissions, contact Catrinka at the email address at right.

Catrinka Randall