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Katie G. Whipple


Katie (b. 1991) grew up in central Indiana. After graduating high school, Katie decided to forgo traditional college education and move to New York City to study academic painting at the Grand Central Atelier. She has since been the recipient of many awards, including scholarships from Grand Central Atelier, Art Renewal Center, and a purchase award from the Indiana State Museum for their permanent collection.  


Most notably, Katie was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Alma Schapiro Prize. The Alma Schapiro Prize sent her to the American Academy in Rome for three months to study the work of the old masters. Katie extended her stay in Italy,  journeying from Rome to Florence and Naples studying antiquity and the Renaissance intensively for eight months. The months in Italy changed Katie’s life. She went to Italy to continue her studies of the figure, but after seeing the ancient Roman wall painting The Painted Garden from the Villa Liva, Katie began painting flowers. 


It was a shift in her work Katie never saw coming. She feels the flowers chose her, much more than she chose them, and is gladly devoted to capturing their ephemeral beauty. Although florals are generally categorized as ‘still life’, Katie doesn’t feel that is an accurate description of her paintings. Katie’s flowers are alive, and it is the living sprit of Nature that she strives to capture in her work.  


Katie lives in Southampton, NY with her husband, artist Brendan Johnston, their son Hewitt, and their dog Theo. She works full time painting flowers, and teaches workshops around the country.


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For Vincent
Citrus Limon
Pansies and Violas
Angels for Giotto
Queen Anne's Lace and Cosmos
Golden Age
Three Yellow Peonies
The Painted Garden
Papavera Study I
Papavera Study III
Poppies in the Luxembourg
Ranunculus Diptych
Peonies for Nona
Earthly Delight
Spring Elevation
Ode to Spring
Kindred Spirits
Narcissus, Narcissus
Winter Bloom
January Hydrangea
Magnolia, oil on wood, 30_x12
O'Haras and Hellebores
Blushing Ranunculus
Snowberry Wreath
Winter Garland
O'Hara Sisters
Indiana State Flower, White Peonies
Three Peonies II
A Celebration of Peonies
Patience Roses
Dancing Anemones
Young Orange Tree
Little Olive Tree
Floral Crown
Chamomile in Royal Copenhagen
Lemon Light Study
Dappled Lemon from the Bass Garden
Bass Garden Orange Tree in December
Queen Anne's Lace
Anemones for Christina
Dutch Tulips
Lemons from Praiano
Self Portrait Inspired by Holbein
Abigail Tulis
Sketch of Freddie
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