My name is Katie and I’m an artist and printmaker based in Tacoma, Washington. My artwork is mostly known for vibrant color combinations and natural themes that, when looked at closely, tell a visual story. The art print editions are created on a letterpress using oil-based inks, hand carved linoleum blocks and cotton paper. My originals are used for greeting card designs, kitchen towels and fabric tapestries. Aside from my mission to create colorful images and products to make people happy, I love sharing what I've learned along my journey through my blog.
I currently sell all of my work on Etsy.
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My art practice includes hand carved linoleum blocks, printed on a C&P Letterpress in Tacoma, WA. I use natural themes in my artwork and love combining elements as a way to tell stories and share ideas. Studying color and lighting, plus learning and experimenting with art and design are ways I keep my work fresh and interesting.
I also have a line of digitally printed greeting cards, I sell under the name Little Green. Many of my designs are based off of original block prints. In addition, I enjoy adding imagery that may be different in design from my original artwork, but it gives my creative practice freedom and flexibility.
I actively draw in my sketch book to keep building fresh ideas for new pieces. Once I have my final drawing for a new work, I transfer this sketch to a lino block and begin carving. Each color requires a separate block and they are layer one over the other to create the final image.
I have a passion for expressing life and the common journey we all travel, be it bumpy or smooth. Living is beautiful and challenging. I try and utilize these stories for expression and I get a thrill in seeing others do the same. Expressing and sharing ideas enhances joy!