As a lover of stripes, falling in love with Katie Craig’s art was only natural! I love the color combinations she uses and the way that she varies the width of the stripes. The result is all at once playful AND upscale/elegant… pieces you will want for your home (or to wear: Katie, please do a fashion collaboration!).
Artist Q&A: Katie Craig
Where are you from?
I’m a born and raised Californian – I was born and raised in Merced, A town in the Central Valley of CA – I moved to Dallas after college and it stuck – I’ve been there ever since!
How did you get your start as an artist?
I have been creating, making, painting since a young age and I’ve been so lucky to have very supportive parents and teachers along the way. After college I was working at a small architect firm in admin/marketing but I still had more of a creative itch and began painting at home. My then boyfriend (now husband) was also incredibly supportive – when our first child arrived we decided I would pursue art full time from home – it’s been a dream.
What are your favorite sources of inspiration?
Honestly, RAD color combinations from interior design, nature, my surroundings. I’m very drawn to that vibration of two colors colliding. It’s simply magic to my eyes.
What is something that is important to you?
JOY and happiness – life if full of plenty of things to bring us down and be dismayed about (cough cough Supreme Court). I make it a point to demonstrate to my children that even through hard times and feelings we can still take the time to be thankful, dance to a favorite song, stare at your favorite piece of art SIMPLY because it makes you smile. That is enough.
Something others might not know about you?
I’m six feet tall and LOVE it.
In case you missed it, I am collaborating with my friend Liz Lidgett on a series of artist features! Check out our digital art show, save 10% off your purchase with code GRACE through 8/11. And all month long, I will be profiling some of my favorite artists here on the blog.