Katie Smith enjoys wandering Madrid´s Buen Retiro Park in search of coffee and inspiration and is altogether too enthusiastic about nature, attempting to paint, and procrastinating with regards to learning Spanish. Aside from this, she dances and enjoys new adventures.
Katie´s formal education began at school on the Isle of Bute, where she began to take interest in painting and illustration. And, though an easily distracted student herself, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Textile Design with Honours from the prestigious Heriot-Watt University, formerly the Scottish College of Textiles, where she gained experience in woven and knitted textiles before specialising in printed textiles.
She is inspired by a variety of sources, chiefly the skill of drawing and painting in a detailed and exhaustive manner. Discovering all possibilities is an important aspect of her method; working closely with subject matter ensuring all qualities are captured and then translated onto paper or fabric.
This has all led to work being displayed in various galleries throughout the West Coast of Scotland and Spain.
Katie can be contacted for commissions or inquiries via her contact page.