Catherine English is a contemporary artist and writer. She currently works at Steele Roberts publishing. English graduated from the Whitireia visual arts programme in 1993 and has continued to paint and exhibit. She is currently a finalist, for the third time, in the Parkin Drawing Prize at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is also a graduate of the Whitireia creative writing programme (both the visual arts and creative writing programmes are now part of Te Auaha) and has a Masters from the IIML at Victoria University. She grew up surrounded by the paintings of her great grandmother, Olive White.