Katie is a mixed media painter whose work blends together a love of domestic textiles, paper, paint, and drawing. She uses a visual language of color, composition, and movement that has become uniquely her own and is in direct relationship with her materials. 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 overthink her compositions, her studio practice became an outpouring of innovation and energy. Ten years later, she still uses materials that are readily available in her home, such as house paint, cardboard, coffee filters, cut paper, old curtains, sheets, 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, using some familiar imagery and the human form in her mostly abstract compositions.