Katie is a mixed media painter from the Midwest. Katie's work blends together her experience with interior design with her love of drawing, abstraction, maps, and domestic life. Katie uses a formal visual language of color, composition, and movement that has become uniquely her own and is in direct relationship with drawing. Shortly after earning her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Katie became a working mother, with a son on the autism spectrum. Out of necessity, she began working with non-toxic materials at her kitchen table at night. With little time to fuss and overthink her compositions, her studio practice became an outpouring of creative energy, innovation, and sanctuary. Ten years later, she still uses materials that are readily available in her home, such as house paint, cardboard, coffee filters, cut paper, fabric, yarn, and colored pencil. With an interest in sustainability, contemporary interior design, map making, and a constant questioning of boundary lines, Katie visually weaves together paintings that are whimsical, playful, and intricate.