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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 the Grand Central Atelier, the 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 works 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 Queens, NY with her husband, artist Brendan Johnston, and their dog Theo. She works full time painting flowers, and teaches part time at the Grand Central Atelier.

 

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Sunflowers
The Painted Garden
Three Yellow Peonies
Golden Age
Papavera
Papavera Study I
Papavera Study III
Poppies in the Luxembourg
Ranunculus Diptych
Peonies for Nona
Earthly Delight
Bloom
White Peonies
Spring Elevation
Ode to Spring
Kindred Spirits
The Last Tulip
Narcissus, Narcissus
Winter Bloom
Juliette
January Hydrangea
Magnolia, oil on wood, 30_x12
Potential
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
A Study of Peonies
Dancing Anemones
Daffydowndillys
Sorrento Oranges
Young Orange Tree
Little Olive Tree
Floral Crown
Chamomile in Royal Copenhagen
Lemon Light Study
Dappled Lemon from the Bass Garden
Capri Lemon Tree
Bass Garden Orange Tree in December
 
Queen Anne's Lace
Anemones for Christina
Dutch Tulips
Amaryllis
Lilium
Lemons from Praiano
Self Portrait Inspired by Holbein
Devin
Abigail Tulis
Sketch of Freddie
Audrey
Filip

©2020 Katie G. Whipple. 

O'Haras and Hellebores

2016, oil on wood, 12"x12"