As a visual artist, Katie Koenig works mostly in acrylics. She has been drawing and painting her whole life, selling her first drawing at the age of sixteen. She wanted to make what she thought was a stable career out of her passion by pursuing illustration. After earning a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design, however, Katie realized that painting was her true calling. She settled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh where she was born and raised and began to paint images of the places and objects that have impacted her the most. Katie now focuses on dramatic, yet simple still life paintings of objects and foods that she has a great fondness for or a nostalgic connection to. She finds beauty in the simple pleasures of life and brings them to life with striking light and contrast.
"Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity." -Mark Hyman