The subject matter fueling my creative process is always constant, the female figure; however, there is never a predetermined picture in my mind of the finished product. The female face is a defining trademark of most of my works and often sets the wheels in motion. I want the faces to exemplify the female human spirit of strength and/or compassion.
Born and raised in the small town of Halifax, Virginia, Katty left home to attend the University of N.C. Women’s College, but ended up marrying her high school sweetheart two years later. The journey in life began that would include two children, an MBA, three grandchildren and twenty-five moves. At age 65 she discovered her passion in life: sculpting in clay. After studying sculpture two years at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, she moved to Florida and continued instruction for three years at Crealde School of Art.
Katty is currently a studio artist in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where she is affiliated with various artists’ organizations. Her work has been accepted for numerous juried exhibits, where she has won awards including Best in Show and First Place.