Artist Katie White’s inspiration comes from both nature and the courage of her former elementary art students. She learned 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 is inspiring to watch and helped her grow as a professional artist.
White strives to evoke emotion, perhaps spark a memory or bring tranquility to a space. Her art reflects nature because she is intrigued by its unpredictability, the organic lines and the constant changing elements. Many of her pieces include a horizon line because she is drawn to the space where land or water meet the sky, a sacred pause at the end of the day as the sun sets, a deep exhale and a place to root yourself to the earth. It reminds her of how important it is to stay grounded in the world we live in today. Katie White received her BFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis.