Instructor at The Paint Hive
The love for creating and sharing art began at two years old with her first “mural” using her mother’s bright red lipstick on the white walls of their family apartment. The process of creating and expressing herself through art was a passion throughout childhood and high school. She worked as a digital colorist for the comic book industry and a self taught graphic designer, and after graduating from the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. in Visual Arts, she started her graphic design career in the finance market. During this time, many requested her help designing wedding invitations or painting murals in their homes. Soon, these “side projects” became a steady, full time schedule and in 2000, she left the corporate world to start her own company specializing in custom invitations, murals, and decorative painting. Love Paper Paint has created beautiful invitations, designed logos/branding, painted murals and decorative finishes, and produced custom artwork for clients all over Southern California, throughout the U.S., and even as far away as Australia, Italy, and Taiwan. Her work is featured in magazines, designer showcases, and online publications.
Her personal artwork reflects the beauty of diversity by incorporating color, pattern, and imagery inspired by multi-cultural influences. In addition to designing and painting for her clients, Katie is a registered yoga teacher, certified expressive arts facilitator, and enjoys teaching art to children. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two teenaged sons, and a Frenchton named Gizmo.