OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
Katie Collins grew up in a tiny picturesque village just outside Nottingham in England. Not only was this an idyllic place to be raised but it was also close to the city center of Nottingham which is full of art and culture.
Working on board the cruise ships led Katie to America where she met her husband of 23 years and where they had their 2 children. Katie can be found painting in her studio most days or in and around Orlando, FL.
She is dedicated to not only satisfying her customers but to giving back to the community by donating a portion of all proceeds to charities listed below and to victims of crime and disaster in the news.
Painting is a way of life for Katie and not only can it be her escape from daily stresses but joyful and fulfilling too. “When your focus is to put all of your energy into the bigger picture, which is helping others, everything you do just flows out of you," says Katie.
When Katie isn’t painting she can be found at the yoga studio, dancing salsa or with friends and family...and her cats.
CHARITIES KATIE DONATES TO
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
An alliance of nonprofit service providers, grassroots advocacy groups and activists dedicated to providing human services and human rights advocacy to victims of modern-day slavery.
People that are mentioned within the news that need dire help
People who are mentioned in news stories that need donations and are in need of assistance.
Sandy Hook Promise
Honors all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & SHOWS
Member of the Portrait Society of America
Artist for Winter Park Wedding Chapel & Winter Park Wedding Company
Crealde Student Show June 8th- Aug 31
Gregg Krutz Workshop January 25th -27th 2019
Emerge Fellowship Show May 10th-Aug 3rd 2019
Crealde Student Show June 7th-Aug 31st 2019
University Womens Club Winter Park July 7- August 7th 2019
Michael Story Workshop December 14th and 15th 2019
Women In The Arts Orlando Public Library January 2020
Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday Feminine Vision March 5th 2020
Orlando Museum of Art November: Architecture theme November 2020
Crealde Student Show July - September 2020
Oseola Art Show Creativ February 26 - March 26 2021
Featured artist in a series of short documentaries “The Power of Creativity,” chosen for NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival