Katie White’s inspiration comes from both nature and the courage of her former elementary art students. She learned so much from their creativity when she would reassure them to take risks and not worry about the outcome. In return, they painted without any inhibitions, which inspired her to grow as a professional artist.
When Katie creates, she strives to evoke emotion, perhaps spark a memory or bring tranquility to a space. Many of her pieces reflect nature because she is drawn to its unpredictability, the organic lines and the consistent changing elements. Many of her pieces include a reflection or horizon line because she is drawn to the space where land and water meet the sky. It reminds her of how important it is to stay grounded in the world we live in today.
Katie’s work is located throughout the southeast, with representation in Charlotte and Charleston. She has participated in various art shows in Atlanta and most recently her reproductions can be found in Williams Sonoma Home and Pottery Barn.
Katie graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Tampa with her husband John and two teenage sons.