Golden Harvest Celebration
20″ x 16″ Anne Torry Ballou
Hydrangea & Melon by Kat Brennan









Golden Cranberry Bog by Elizabeth Hathon


Our group name, Art Because…is our effort, each in our own way, to attempt to express the intangible delight, pain and wonder we feel when we sit down to create.


Kat, Anne, and Elizabeth

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We three women all have been creating art since we were young. We also were all  working in New York City about the same time – in the 1970’s – 1990’s. We first met about ten years ago  after we had all relocated to Cape Cod. 

We are  part of the”Baby Boomer” generation.  As such, we have lived through the cultural revolution of the sixties complete with Women’s Liberation, Black Power, the sexual freedom enabled by “the pill”, a President’s assassination, a human walking on the moon, the Vietnam War, and the beginning of the fight for equal rights for all.  We have come to a place in our lives where we know who we are and what we enjoy and what we want to continue to work on.

The creation of art is emotional, physical, philosophical and psychological. There is a little bit of magic and a bit of the spiritual.  For each of us, the creation of our art allows us to show some portion of the whole woman each of us have become based on our life experiences. 

Our group name, “Art Because…” is our effort, each in our own way, to attempt express the intangible delight, pain and wonder we feel when we sit down to create. 



Art Because…is a collaborative group of three women artists in Cape Cod, who work independently and come together on a regular basis to share their ideas and their work, to provide critiques and support and to periodically create group shows.
The group was born out of friendship and a mutual respect for each other’s work, as well as a need to explore options outside their own studios.

In September of 2017, the group opened their first show on the Upper Cape at the Cataumet Arts Center in Bourne.
The show featured mixed media works by Kat Brennan, photography by Elizabeth Hathon, and impressionist acrylic paintings by Anne Torry-Ballou.

The group continues to meet regularly and plans are already underway for more shows.

For more about each artist and to view some of their works, click on the line dedicated to that artist.