Catherine opened her first studio in 1986 exhibiting her works across Canada, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and began teaching as Director of Arts at Central Montessori School Canada 2018. Ms Shea has been invited to teach her Experiential Learning Workshops at Canadian universities McGill University, University of Toronto, and University of Ottawa.
Ms. Shea expanded her studio in 2020 to include an Online Art Academy teaching to a global audience. In 2021 she was invited to teach at Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, where she opened Catherine Shea Studio & Gallery showcasing her original paintings as well as performing Live Painting Shows in San Miguel de Allende.
Catherine Shea Studio SMA, also carries original jewelry designs created by Azure/Happy Mode jewelry. Catherine's artwork is also displayed at Azure/Happy Mode boutiques in Centro, SMA.
Catherine continues to teach and coach artists through her Online Art Academy and at her SMA Studio, and hosts international artist exhibitions at her gallery in San Miguel de Allende.