Katie was born in Inverness in 1989. Situated in The Cairngorm National Park, she grew up in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, before training at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.
Since graduating in 2012 with a First Class Bachelors of Arts Honors Degree, in which year she was also awarded The John Guthrie Ochar Memorial Prize for Painting and The Royal Scottish Academy's John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Katie has been exhibiting widely throughout the U.K. A recipient of a Residencies for Scotland Award, Katie is currently based on the The Haining Country Estate in Selkirkshire building a vast new body of large scale paintings, due to be completed in January 2014.
Collections to which works have been accessioned include Dundee's Ninewells Hospital, Frank Gehry's Maggie's Cancer Support Centre and The Royal Scottish Academy Collections, Edinburgh.
Katie uses painting's complex and seductive language as a platform to create pictures laced with both abstract and figurative tensions. Working in varying scales, she aims to impose a direct physical impact, whilst celebrating the diversity of gestural expression explored across dense surfaces of incorporated raw and alternative material.