Catherine Barnes studied painting at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths' College, London. In 1984 she moved to Winchester where she established Juno Studio and became a Visiting Lecturer in Art History at The University of Southampton, and a Visiting Artist at Southampton City Art Gallery. In 2011 she represented the UK at the Florence Biennale. She currently lives and works in Chichester. She has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, Dublin, Antwerp and in galleries throughout England since 1981.