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About Katie

Hi! My name is Katie. I'm an illustrator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 2010 graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and I make paintings. After many years, I quit my soul-sucking day job in retail management in order pursue my true passion - art. You can check my art out on my tumblr.

You can help support my dream by being a patron - here is a link to tell you a little bit more about how it works!

What makes your art special?
In a digital age, I'm a classically-trained painter with a solid background in traditional media. I have over 13 years of painting experience and I'm constantly striving to learn more. I've worked in pastel, oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, screenprint, woodblock, graphite, digital media, and more. My passion is painting figurative work - which is to say that I love to paint people, especially portraiture. I get a special satisfaction from capturing likenesses. I make fanart as well as original work. I'm a semi-realist; I guess all in all, I'm kind of old-school in a decidedly new-school world.

Why should I support you?
If you like my artwork and want to enable me to keep creating it and create more! If you've ever worked a service industry job and remember what that was like and would like to help me escape. If you're curious and want to learn more about my process, or just about traditional media in general. If you like dudes with their shirts off, because I seem to draw a lot of that. If you're just a really nice, lovely person.

Select a membership level
Patrons-only posts
per month
You'll get access to sketches, works in progress, and paintings only available to my patrons. I'll do my best to answer questions and provide behind-the-scenes looks at my artwork!
Commission discount tier
per month

You will receive a one-time discount code for $5 off the commission of your choice, as well as the previous reward.

Monthly raffle tier
per month

At this level of support you'll be entered in a monthly raffle to have your request drawn! 

Monthly sketch tier
per month

You'll receive a sketch of the subject of your choice each month, with the option to have the original shipped to you for the cost of shipping.

Original raffle
per month

At this level of support you'll be entered in a raffle each month to win an original of one of my paintings, which will be shipped to you.

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At 75 patrons I'll run a poll to see which times work best, and commit to one livestream per week at that time for my patrons
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