An artist based in Barrie, Ontario.
Katie is a printmaker that brings together many processes. Working across the mediums of watercolour, block printing, screen printing and letterpress, her work maintains the aesthetic of pen and ink and the drawn line.
She achieved a BA with a minor in Fine Art from Mount Allison University studying photography under Thaddeus Holownia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design University for advanced studies in printmaking and textiles.
Interacting with the public is a large part of her practice. She started the Barrie Urban Sketching Club which continues to meet weekly to draw local buildings and is the chair of the Barrie Arts Committee with the mandate to communicate with, advocate for and unite the creative community in Barrie.
She is the recipient of the Currys Award for 2nd Year Printmaking in 2012 from OCADU. She recently completed her first solo show, "Urban Sketch: Drawings and where I take them" at Art in House in Barrie, ON and self published her first book, Downtown Barrie Colouring Book comprised of 31 original drawings of buildings and sculptures in downtown Barrie.
Her work is in many private collections and her designs are worn/shared widely in the area. She lives and works in Barrie, ON but gets her inspiration from the things around her, both locally and while travelling.
A bit about mE:
My Lamy Safari pen.The refillable cartridges allow me to waste less and choose my ink. My favourite inks are all Noodler's (black, brown, lexinton grey and bad blue heron). They are waterproof but don't gum up the pen. Perfect for drawing and adding watercolour after.
Currently listening to:
Nina Simone. She is an amazing artist with such a unique voice. I love a cover she did of Suzanne by Leonard Cohen as well as Feeling Good. But generally I enjoy most of her songs.
I just finished I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone's autobiography. Very well written and also illustrates both the life of a "star" and the devastation felt at the end of the equal rights movement. I highly recommend reading this book!
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