Lives in: Bethesda, MD
Facebook: Kat Peterson
Media and Subjects: I love any form of illustration because it inherently tells a story of a person, place or time. Even with just one image, it can visually communicate a message. I work in any media that supports the enhancement of this visual communication. Recently, I have been working mostly in watercolor.
Why you joined MAA: I joined MAA to be able to network with other artists and to learn to market myself better.
Something fun about you: It was so much fun for me to be able to own my own women’s clothing store. I could do all of the artistic things I enjoy like fashion buying and illustration for the store. It was so enjoyable to be my own boss and I learned I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I’m certain this will come in handy as I further develop my art business.
Artist Biography: I think I have done every media possible throughout my life. I was fortunate to be able to take private classes in watercolor as a young girl. While still in high school I was recommended to learn printmaking/lithography skills at The National Portrait Gallery. During this time, I also was able to take ceramic classes at The Corcoran School of Art. I went on to learn skills and techniques in many media at Montgomery College including photography, drawing and painting. I also furthered my study of the figure, composition, color, printmaking and sculpture while there. I was accepted into Maryland Institute College of Art where I received a BFA, majoring in Illustration. While at MICA, I found a love of portraiture, advertising, fashion and book illustration. I also found that I am very enthusiastic about learning to understand other cultures through the art they produce. I went on to receive a Master’s in Counselor Education from McDaniel College, where I studied diversity issues and the many ways teaching methods can be facilitated and advanced through the arts. I have taught at a variety of schools and exhibited locally. Later, classes at the Delaplaine Arts Center I found to be very inspiring. Last January, I was honored to be asked to exhibit at the Town Hall in Mount Airy, MD.