KATIE TOOMBS WAS BORN IN BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA AND MOVED TO MEMPHIS AT AN EARLY AGE.  AFTER ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL IN GERMANTOWN SHE WENT ON TO GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS.  THERE SHE RECEIVED A DEGREE IN HOME FURNISHINGS...YOU COULD SAY DESIGN AND CREATIVITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN HER BLOOD. 

KATIE'S STYLE CAN MAINLY BE DESCRIBED AS 'SOUTHERN IMPRESSIONISM', A TERM SHE HAS COINED OVER THE YEARS.  EACH OF KATIE'S PAINTINGS BEGINS WITH A WOOD CANVAS THAT IS HANDMADE BY HER HUSBAND, JEREMY.  LAYERS OF PAINT ARE APPLIED WITH A PALETTE KNIFE UNTIL THE FINISHED LOOK IS ACHIEVED.  HER PROCESS CREATES A WARM AND POLISHED LOOK THAT COMPLIMENTS ANY STYLE AND DECOR.  

KATIE DRAWS THE BULK OF HER INSPIRATION FROM MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH AND TRAVELING WITH HER FAMILY.  SHE LOVES THE SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE AND THE STORY IT TELLS.  KATIE'S DESIRE IS FOR HER ART TO BRING MUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS INTO THE HOMES WHERE THEY ABIDE.  

**KATIE CURRENTLY LIVES IN COLLIERVILLE, TN WITH HER HUSBAND AND THEIR 4 CHILDREN.