Catherine Drea

Catherine Drea is a visual artist, writer and blogger who lives and works in rural County Waterford. Catherine writes a column called 'As I See It' for the Waterford News & Star and a blog on

A graduate of National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and University College Cork (UCC), she has worked as a graphic designer, an art teacher and a group facilitator. In 1994 she co-founded Framework, a small charitable organisation, which supported community development and equality projects in Ireland. In 2010, after the economic crisis, Catherine and the Framework team began working from home. In 2011 she began to blog about Foxglove Lane, the small patch she calls home, and has won four Irish Blog Awards, including Best Photography Blog in 2018.

A lifelong activist, Catherine has been a campaigner in a number of social movements over the years. She remains a passionate advocate of equality, biodiversity and the natural world.