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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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I am an artist currently creating watercolor and ink paintings showing the bathymetry, or underwater depths, of beloved lakes. See my work in person at Gallery Aurora: Northrup King Building, Studio 179 or online at



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Catherine Tong is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

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Catherine Tong takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.

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By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.


Catherine Tong takes commissions.

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Topographical Lake Paintings link to this group

Please view my website,, for my complete collection and easier ordering and shipping.

See your favorite Minnesota lake from a different vantage point. Each painting shows the varying depth throughout the lake, symbolized by the varying color saturation. This provides viewers with a fresh experience and new understanding of the water and land beneath the surface. When possible, paintings are completed using water from that lake, providing a physical connection between the lake and your piece of art.

Originals and Prints Available for Purchase.

Lake Harriet


Bde Maka Ska


Lake of the Isles


Bryant Lake


Bush Lake


Lake Johanna


Medicine Lake


Lake Como


Lake Josephine


Lake Phalen


Long Lake and Pike Lake


Lake Minnewashta


Lake Waconia


Root River and tributaries


Botanical Art Prints link to this group

Botanical art has a long tradition of depicting plants in a scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing manner. It is a marriage of science and art. Each painting requires hours of research, sketches, color and value studies all before the painting process begins. After preparation, the final painting itself can take between 30-60 hours and, like a beloved book, is difficult to finish. I do hope you enjoy these pieces.

Many of my originals are for sale. Please contact me for more information.

I also accept commissions.

Scientific Botanical Illustration Prints link to this group

Scientific botanical illustrations are depictions of plants and plant parts that emphasize the scientific record and botanical accuracy of a plant species. While closely related to botanical art, botanical illustration is art in the service of science. Scientific illustrations are traditionally monochromatic.

Ink Line Drawings link to this group

These line drawings seek to capture the essence of the plant in its most simplified being. While en route to a fuller understanding of a species, the simple lines contain a world of beauty in themselves. Please inquire about plant species not shown here.

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