Katie Southworth is an artist and art educator working in Boston and Edgartown Massachusetts. Originally from Darien Connecticut, she graduated from Colby College in Waterville Maine with Bachelors degrees in Studio Art and Psychology in 2016. She received her Masters in Teaching at the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts in May 2018. That same year, she began her career as an elementary school art teacher in Boston. In tandem with teaching full time, she continues to expand her body of work in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, where she spends her summers.
Katie is an oil painter and aims to celebrate color and light in her abstract pieces. She strives for smooth, crisp, harmonious layers of luxurious color because she hopes to create a calming visual aid for meditation and intrinsic contemplation for viewers. To provide a moment of peace for others, as it does for her. This higher purpose of her work is dedicated to her mother, Ellie. In honor of her, 10% of Katie’s sales are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.