About the Artist
Creating has always been apart of Katie's world. Artistry has had a stronger presence in the Artist's growth in recent years. Painting, drawing, and sculpting are some of Katie's favored mediums. Observation and learning about different ecosystems is a passion of the artist alongside creating. It is when she is in a natural landscape or in the studio creating, is when she feels fully in the present. Part of the Artist's mission through her artwork is to honor our neighboring species. Hoping to show viewers what amazing flora, fauna, and fungi, are heavily threatened at this time. The Artist is intrigued and empowered by nature's energy and is woven throughout her paintings.
Katie is predominantly self taught. Education in Fine Arts at community colleges in both New Jersey and North Carolina have strengthened her skills.
Katie credits the incredibly talented art instructors she had in high school with teaching her solid basic fundamentals as well as advanced level techniques beyond most high school art education. She now resides in Missouri as an emerging artist in a brand new state and community.
Honoring nature through my paintings is the theme of the current collection. My hope is to guide or inspire others to honor its energy and beauty. Awareness about climate and the earth in crisis is imperative now more than ever. When learning more about threatened species, whether it be fauna or flora, I want to paint that specific species in a lovely environment. Shine a light on it’s being to show how it could be thriving if not for human impact. I am passionate about bringing attention to this cause through my artwork in a composition of contemporary realism.
I am a multi-dimensional and predominantly self taught artist. Current mediums I favor are acrylic and oil paints. Occasionally working with gouache, graphite, charcoal. or pen and ink drawing when the opportunities arise. When sculpting, materials recently worked with are branches & vines in creating and exploring outdoor structures. Single-use and non-recyclable plastics I mold and form to create alien or otherworldly environments. Recently I began making hand carved stamps, and hand printing on reusable grocery bags and cotton scarves. The carving process is comparable to linoleum print making.
My mission is to create reusable bags to lessen the use of plastics in my community and beyond.