After attending high school in Germantown she went on to graduate from The University of Memphis where she received a degree in Home Furnishings…you could say design and creativity have always been in her blood. Katie’s style can mainly be described as ‘southern impressionism’, a term that Katie has coined over the years. Each of Katie’s paintings begin with a wood canvas that is handmade by her husband, Jeremy. She begins each painting with back layers of bright color and then applies layers of paint and venetian plaster with a palette knife until the finished look is achieved. Her process creates a rugged yet warm look that compliments just about any style and décor. Katie draws the bulk of her inspiration from memories of growing up in the south and traveling with her family. She loves the southern landscape and life in the south. Katie’s desire is for her art to not only fill a space but to bring much joy into the homes where they abide.
Lisa Ann Sulipeck
Labelled a daydreamer at a very young age, Lisa Ann Sulipeck discovered as an adult that her vivid imagination was actually a blessing. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and educated at Auburn University, Lisa Ann is a self-taught artist. She has always believed that art is personal, and so her goal is to discover the individual character from each piece of work. She’s immersed herself in her belief that ‘beauty can be found everyewhere’. Her paintbrush glides effortlessly over classic mediums. But she also believes that quality materials…redeemed, repurposed and rededicated….also provide the perfect backdrop for unique, one-of-a-kind creations. “There’s a majesty and dignity to taking something once discarded and pulling a new, individual beauty from it”. From fresh canvasses to weathered planks, Lisa Ann turns her traditional Southern view into uncommon and exclusive pieces of art. “Every medium is patiently waiting to have it’s gift revealed”.
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Beth graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, with a focus in photography. She dabbled in ceramics, printmaking, watercolor, sculpture, design and photography among other things. Most of her background is in black and white film photography. She paints on a regular basis – it’s her “me-time” and a good way to keep the right side of her brain all stretched out and ready for the next creative challenge that comes her way. You can see her current work on her website. At any time, she is likely to be in the middle of other creative projects – from furniture refinishing/painting, to ceramic throwing, to doodling with watercolors. Learn more about Art for Jobs here.