Was born in Woodbridge, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. She is an evolving artist living with Down Syndrome. She believes you can do anything you want even if others think you can’t. Her motto is “I can do it myself.”
Her love for art was inspired by her love of fashion and fashion design. She taught herself how to draw from fashion books. In 2008 she began tracing illustrations of posing models over and over. Her drawings have a unique style from gently out-stretched fingers to pointing toes. Her eye for composition, her vision of movement, and her attraction to shape and design enable her to create extraordinary images. Like Picasso, Katie’s art transcends boundaries as she captures the essence of the beauty of the female form. Her unique perspective transforms the ordinary into a cubist world. From whimsical to classical fashions, it is her hope that people will smile and have fun when viewing her ladies.
Katie’s medium is professional artist markers and pencils. She is experimenting with watercolors and acrylics.
In February 2012, she was one of three women featured in her first gallery show entitled “Empowered Women” at Osceola 32 in Stuart, FL. She has exhibited in several juried fine arts shows and won 2nd place in Mixed Media at the Palm City Art Association 2012 Annual Show. She recently was selected as one of five artist for the “Emerging Artist Exhibit” at the Art Mundo in Ft. Pierce, FL. As a self advocate, she will have an exhibit at the 2012 National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Washington, DC. She is an invited guest at the “Night of Art and Blue, ” Research Down Syndrome Foundation on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in May. She actively supports promoting individuals with disabilities by donating originals and giclée prints for fundraising events.
It is her dream that people will purchase her works and enjoy them in their homes.