About Cate

I developed a love for photography at a young age, which I continued onto college at Fitchburg State in Massachusetts.  After graduating with a degree in Photography, I returned home to southern Rhode Island to reconnect with the coastal community.  

Over the years, my work has taken me on road trips across North America, travels through Europe, and sailing adventures in the Caribbean.  Today, my portfolio of fine art is an expression of these years of coastal explorations, beach walks, even swims in the middle of winter. 

Driven by an equal love for the ocean and beautiful imagery, my aim is to draw you into a world defined and surrounded by sandy beaches and salty ocean waters.

I hope that my photography not only invokes the smell of salt air, the sound of ocean water and sensations of salt spray, but also an appreciation and respect for our Oceans.  We owe so much to the waters that have given us life, abundance and a calling for exploration and self expression.  The Sea inspires me to capture its likeness through creative vision, and in turn I hope my images will motivate others to return to the Sea to find their own inspiration.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”  –Jacques Yves Cousteau


For commercial portfolio and client work, visit CateBrownPhoto.com 

Winner ASMP New England Photo Annual 2023, Second Place Perspective Gallery LENS 2023, Honorable Mention Sports ND Awards 2022, Honorable Mention Nature Aerial ND Awards 2021, Nominee Aerial - Nature - Portrait - Sport 15th International Color Awards 2021, Finalist ASMP New England Photo Annual 2021, Winner O'Neill Wave of the Winter: New England 2019–2020, 4th Place Finalist NYSea Cold Shot Challenge 4.0 2020, Finalist Outdoor Photographer American Landscape 2018, Honorable Mention in Nature Aerial ND Awards 2018, Honorable Mention Art League of Hilton Head Biennale 2017, Excellence Award Warwick Center for the Arts Exploring Abstracts 2017,  Finalist in Creative / Abstract Memorial María Luisa International 2017, Honorable Mention in Nature Aerial ND Awards 2016, Silver Selection North Valley Art League International 2016, Finalist Siena International 2016, 2nd Place Silver Star in Nature Seascape ND Awards 2015

1650 Gallery of Los Angeles CA, Art League of Hilton Head SC, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly RI, AQUA Art Miami FL, Cape Cod Art Assoc of Barnstable MA, Conanicut Island Art Assoc. of Jamestown RI, Darkroom Gallery of Essex Junction VT, Duxbury Art Assoc of Duxbury MA, Galatea Fine Art of Boston MA, The Kiernan Gallery of Lexington VA, Linus Gallery of Long Beach CA, Marblehead Art Association of Marblehead MA, National Lighthouse Museum of New York NY, New York Center for Photographic Arts of New York NY, Newburyport Art Assoc of Newburyport MA, Photographic Resource Center of Boston MA, PhotoPlace Gallery of Middlebury VT, Providence Art Club Providence RI, Providence Center for Photographic Arts of Providence RI, Save the Bay of Providence RI, St. Augustine Art Assoc of St Augustine FL, South Shore Art Center of Cohasset MA, TF Green Airport of Warwick RI, The Valley Photo Center of Springfield MA, Warwick Museum of Art of Warwick RI, Wickford Art Assoc of Wickford RI, YJ Contemporary Gallery of East Greenwich, RI

Buy Tax Free Art RI  1 Percent For the Planet ND Awards 2015 ND Awards 2016 ND Awards 2018 Siena Intl Photo Awards 2016   Rhode Island Surf Co  ASMP New England Photo Annual  

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