I'm Katie, an artist who believes in the magic of creating, the joy of new places, the power of laughter and the beauty of dreaming big.
You can usually find me fast at work in my studio, covered in speckles of green paint, alongside my favorite fluffy girl, Riley. When I’m not putting my curiosities to canvas, I’m searching for the latest antique find, learning to cook *and hopefully not burn* a new recipe, walking through my neighborhood with my husband and pup in tow, or dreaming of collecting more passport stamps and traveling to new places.
So why paint? Well, for me it's pretty simple. My desire to share my artwork stems from my belief that what we surround ourselves with becomes a part of who we are. Inspiring surroundings can elevate our souls, fuel our passions, grow our minds and communicate our stories. Art can remind us that our world is fascinating and that we are “beautiful” – intelligent, funny, capable, and wonderful.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
My work, which explores the relationship between color and mark making, is a physical process of layering and carving with paint and pastels. The pairing of acrylic washes, loose pastel gestures and thick applications of paint function as a visceral response to all that is special around me. Painting is the means by which I celebrate what is soul-stirring: the romance of nature, the poignancy of music, the vibrancy of a great conversation.
Press & Collaborations
Vogue UK, Domino Magazine, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Studios Magazine, Design Love Fest, Design*Sponge IG, Glitter Guide IG, A Beautiful Mess IG, Chairish, Minted, Style Me Pretty, Daniel Wellington, Kendi Everyday FB, The Small Things Blog IG, Bunch Magazine, Houzz, House Seven Blog, Nesting With Grace, Claire Brody Designs, Look Linger Love, Grace Atwood/The Stripe, Kerrie Burke, Home Depot, Makers Movement, Hands + Hustle, Creativity Found, In Earnest Magazine, Pommel Co, The Little Noggi
The Latest On Instagram
It's always been my goal that Instagram would be a place for me to share where my artwork and life intersect in a natural, genuine way: a visual journal that organically accumulates of a messy, hardworking studio process and life.
Let's be friends! I'd love to connect with you!