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Hello.


I'm Katrina, artist for hire.

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Hello.


I'm Katrina, artist for hire.

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Letterpress Studio


Modern aesthetics meet traditional craftsmanship.

Letterpress Studio


Modern aesthetics meet traditional craftsmanship.

The allure of letterpress is in the charm and authenticity of the impression.  We have these amazing old machines left from an age of quality and craftsmanship, and, as a culture, we long for the opportunity to have something spectacularly tactile.  Beautiful penmanship and handmade craft still have a place in our world, and it's a place of esteem.  Our most special occasions, and our most important announcements become our dearest memories.  Reflecting this on paper with creative correspondence allows us to share these significant events with those we love, and creates timeless mementos to cherish.

My studio houses a Chandler & Price letterpress made in 1897, and an automated Kluge letterpress from the 1940s.  The unsung hero of every print shop is a quality cutter, and we run a 1960s model professional Challenge paper cutter.  We work with sustainable materials- recyclable photopolymer plates, lush cotton papers, eco-friendly press wash, and soy based inks.  Letterpress is an art form all its own, and it gives me butterflies to see my art reproduced with a deep, crisp impression.  I design and print for the "wow" as someone opens their envelope, and find so much fulfillment in keeping this art form alive.

 

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Surface Pattern Design


Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can. -Danny Kaye

Surface Pattern Design


Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can. -Danny Kaye

Find me on spoonflower

Modern Organics

*As seen in the 2018 Winter edition Spoonflower Magazine!* Inspired by repetitive lines in leaves, petals, and sea creatures, Modern Organics is a collection of natural shapes in blues, greens, and whites. The seamless patterns were hand drawn, and brought to life on the computer.  My vision was that someone took a pencil and filled a blank area as though it grew there on its own.

Summer Palette

*As seen in the 2018 Spring edition Spoonflower Magazine!* Favorite symbols and palettes of spring and summer, painted in watercolor, and seamlessly repeated to bring charm and vibrancy in application.  Summer Palette is charming, energetic, and sometimes feminine.  It is my hope that it will bring fresh, happy energy to home decor, quilts, toys, and clothing.  

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Autumnal

*Debuting Fall 2018* Hand drawn,  story book creatures, patterns found in nature, and supporting organic, graphic elements are theme in this monochromatic collection. The prints are relatively gender neutral, and I envisioned whimsical yet sophisticated home decor and kids clothing. while I was drawing. 

 

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Original Artwork


I'm all about organic lines, vibrant natural hues, and texture that begs to be touched.

Original Artwork


I'm all about organic lines, vibrant natural hues, and texture that begs to be touched.

All Along

The muse has always known my name, though it took me twenty years to hear her and begin. I spent hours on intricate doodles throughout every lecture, and detailed caricatures of everyone I knew as a young adult. I spent more time decorating my brown paper book covers than actually reading textbooks. I went to college, and asked her to compromise with a more practical career choice. So, I followed some other paths into interior and graphic design. I remember peeking in the doorway of studio fine arts classes, wishing my schedule to require me to sit among the students and the paint and the smells. I surrounded myself with artists, enamored by their work, but believing I had missed my opportunity. I was too far along in my major to change course.

It took one of those life defining moments of tragedy for me to finally listen. I cried and slept for weeks, and the only thing that pulled me from the cycle was a quiet whisper to my heart. I poured myself into painting after painting, and I felt better. So I kept going, and she whispered louder. They were terrible, but I kept practicing, anything to keep me focused on something besides my loss. 

In a way, I am grateful for tragedy. It gives you perspective and appreciation. You learn to value things differently, or maybe to value different things. The point of painting was not perfection, it was allowing myself to love without expectation. I was always a painter in my heart, she tried to tell me all along.