HELLO FROM TENNESSEE! 

LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF. I  WAS BORN IN BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA AND MOVED TO MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE AT AN EARLY AGE.  AFTER ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL IN GERMANTOWN I WENT ON TO GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS WHERE I  RECEIVED A DEGREE IN HOME FURNISHINGS...YOU COULD SAY DESIGN AND CREATIVITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN MY BLOOD.  I HAVE  ALWAYS  LOOKED AT THE WORLD AROUND ME THROUGH A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LENS. WHILE MY FRIENDS WERE BUSY PLAYING OUTSIDE, I PASSED THE TIME BY ARRANGING MY DOLLS  AND SEEING HOW WELL I COULD DRAW THEM.

FAST FORWARD TO 10 YEARS AGO AND YOU WILL SEE ME PICK UP A PAINTBRUSH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY ADULT LIFE.  WHILE ART WAS ALWAYS A KEY PART OF MY CHILDHOOD, I DIDN'T SEEK IT AS A CAREER. LIKE ANYTHING THAT IS MEANT TO BE, ART IS  SOMETHING THAT FOUND ME AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!  

MY ART HAS EVOLVED OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY. EACH PAINTING TELLS A STORY THROUGH THE LAYERS OF PAINT APPLIED TO MY WOOD CANVASES. I USE MAINLY ACRYLIC AND LATEX AND CHOOSE SOOTHING COLORS THAT EVOKE A SENSE OF CALM.

OVER THE PAST DECADE I HAVE BUILT AMAZING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY COLLECTORS AND MANY OF THEM HAVE BECOME FRIENDS.  I LOVE CREATING FOR THEM!  WITH EACH AND EVERY  PAINTING I STRIVE TO PLACE AN EMPHASIS ON THE EMOTION AND ESSENCE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER AND POUR MY SOUL INTO EACH ONE. 

I FEEL HONORED EACH TIME I AM ASKED TO PAINT SOMEONE'S STORY.  I TRULY BELIEVE THAT I AM NOT JUST PUTTING PAINT ON A CANVAS, BUT RATHER CREATING JOY FOR SOMEONE'S SOUL. 

XOXO

~KATIE