Who am I?

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Creativity is my way of life.

Whenever I say I am an artist, people ask me what type of art I do. I’ve always found that hard to answer and usually end up just saying “all kinds.”, Because the truth is that I can’t settle on one creative thing. I love drawing and painting. I art journal. I enjoy DIY projects. I crochet and quilt.

 

How can I round that up all into one answer?

You can find me on instagram  @studio.katie, where I share everything that I love, including my fine art oil paintings, mixed media, art journals, nature, and more.

The journey

I started my journey as an artist as a kid who loved to draw on everything. As a teenager I got into scrapbooking and was published in multiple magazines.

At 17 I started a DIY Blog where I began to post my work online and I started my journey as a freelancing artist by doing DIY projects and art for art supply companies such as DecoArt, Walnut Hollow, and Tombow.

In 2014, I discovered art journaling which is when my love for crafting switched more towards fine art.

I received a set of oil paints as a Christmas gift in 2018, and have fallen seriously in love with the medium.

If it's creative, I love it.

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Artist Statement

Katie Smith is an emerging, award-winning, artist.

Born & raised in Texas, Katie was homeschooled and spent most of her time sketching on anything she could get her hands on. Katie is heavily inspired by nature and the world around her.

 

Katie is a self taught painter who enjoys experimenting with many mediums, including watercolors, mixed media, and oil paints. She learns as she paints and enjoys the process as much as the finished artwork.

 She hopes to capture emotions and express the beautiful spirit of mother nature in her paintings.

Katie’s paintings will transform you into another world through her personal style, vibrant  colors, use of animal themes, and surreal, magical vibes. 

Her artwork has been featured by locals shops, won multiple awards, showcased by galleries, and has been sold around the world. 

What do I want out of life? I want to live a life doing what I love. I want to create art, travel to interesting places, and have a little studio in the forest. I want to spend my mornings painting, and my afternoons relaxing in my hammock reading a book.

 

I’m most happy in the space where calm lives, so that’s where you’ll find me.