When she was five years old, Katie told her mom that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. She always stuck to that unwavering goal. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Katie realized that painting was her true passion. She settled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, where she grew up, and began painting classical still life images. Slowly, her work has evolved to become focused on food and objects as a visual representation of her life experiences, thoughts, and memories. After winning a battle with breast cancer in 2016, she is now more determined than ever to appreciate and depict delightful subjects that bring us joy.