Katherine is an accomplished mural artist and children's illustrator who specializes in illustrating endearing portraits of frogs, fish, birds, chameleons, bugs and other creatures. She is currently writing and illustrating her first children’s book. Her purpose with her work is to bring spontaneous smiles to adults and children around the globe. Her vision is to be awarded a Ted Foundation Artist Grant or a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, which will provide the funding for her to provide artwork to communities, health clinics and nonprofit organizations in need of artwork, which makes people happy. Contact: poetryfrogillustrations@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherineataylor

Work Samples

  • Ocean Mural Mariposa Women's Center

  • 2015 OC Register article about Katherine

  • Healing Chameleon

Work History

COMMUNITY ART 2013 - Spring 2016 • Mural painted for Apria Health Care's Corporate Office, Wellness Room- Foothill Ranch, CA • Mural demonstrator and Fine Art Instructor OC Fair - Costa Mesa, CA • Selected as finalist OC Fair Professional Division Digital Art Competition - Costa Mesa, CA • May 2015 showcased artist in OC Register Newspaper in conjunction with Red Cross Blood Drive - Orange County, CA • Instructor for Mom/Dad & Me Watercolor class @ the Aliso Viejo Library (since 2013) - Aliso Viejo CA • Selected for art grant to provide artwork to Central Valley Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Hospital • Alcott Ministries Cover Story “Conquering the Walls in your Life” 2010 - 2012 • Two murals painted for Mariposa Women's Center Orange, CA • Lobby artwork "Mixed Blessings" Children's Hospital of Orange (CHOC) - Costa Mesa, CA • Three murals painted for CHOC - Santa Ana, CA • Artwork selected for Reach Out and Read Brochure - Orange County Chapter, CA 2007- 2009 • Mural painted for Fresno Children's Dependency Court - Fresno, CA • Grant recipient Art in Public Places City of Brea Bus Stop Grant - Brea, CA • Four pieces painted for Children’s Hospital (CHOC) Intensive Care Unit family apartment - Orange, CA • Selected cover artist Boulevard Magazine - Simi Valley, CA • OC Register Newspaper "Bird Luv" editors selection for Best Design, Gift of Giving Competition - Orange County, CA SHOWS and EXHIBITIONS: 2013 - Current Aliso Viejo Library Children's Library showcased artist. 2010 - 2013 Artist Eye Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA 2008 - 2009 • Pacific Gallery showcased artist - Laguna Beach, CA • Laguna Beach Library showcased artist - Laguna Beach, CA • Santa Ana Zoo - Santa Ana, CA • Wet Paint, LA County Museum of Art Council - Los Angeles, CA • Newport Beach Art Foundation Juried Show - Newport Beach, CA 2006 - 2007 • Gallery 33, showcased artist - Seal Beach, CA • Old Town Galley showcased artist - Seal Beach, CA • Sasoontsi Gallery showcased artist - Salinas, CA 2003- 2004 • Every Picture Tells A Story - Santa Monica, CA • VSA Annual Group Art Exhibit, OC Center for Contemporary Art - Santa Ana, CA 2001 - 2002 • Carrboro Art Center Annual Art Show - Carrboro, NC • Durham Art Guild Annual Member Show - Durham, NC • Wilkes Art Gallery "Art in the Garden" - Wilkes, NC • Seeds Art Grows Show - Durham, NC • Five Thousand Flowers Show Remembering 911 - Carrboro, NC

Education

  • Chapman University

    • Certificate of Completion Nonprofit Leadership
    • 1998 - 1998
  • California State University Long Beach

    • BA English Literature
    • 1989 - 1991

    1991 to 1996 Saddleback College, Cal State Long Beach & Fresno City College studies in clay/wheel throwing

Specialties

Affiliations

OC Fair Artist Presenter 2010 - present Aliso Viejo Library Instructor 2013 - present Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators OC Chapter 2008 - present

Awards

Finalist OC Fair Profession Division Digital Art Competition - 2015 Grant recipient Central Valley Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Hospital - 2014 Selected cover artist Boulevard Magazine - Simi Valley, CA - 2009 Grant recipient Art in Public Places - City of Brea, CA (bus stop murals) - 2008 OC Register Newspaper “Bird Luv”...
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