Hello! I'm Kate.

I'm a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator who enjoys translating complex stories into imaginative visuals.

I've always been a storyteller. I'm an artist, a writer, and a passionate fan of film and television.

At the University of New Hampshire, I studied painting and drawing to earn by BFA. Now I'm a few courses away from my Masters in English and Creative Writing (Screenwriting). By day, I’m a motion graphics designer. Outside the office, I enjoy developing my small business and freelance work with commissions, prints, home goods, and more!

I use both digital and traditional media, and my visual language combines influences from the dark and surreal imagery in art history, television, and film. I'm most inspired by women with ferocity and curiosity, breaking the mold of what it means to be feminine.

When I'm not creating work for clients, I'm focusing on personal work that incorporates themes related femininity, light/darkness, and connection/disconnection.

I've worked with Cancer Gets LOST and a variety of small businesses, on both design and portrait projects.


My Work

Most of my work consists of surreal portraits, which combine figures with other forms in illustrative collages. Unlike some portrait artists, I'm not interested in straightforward photorealism. Instead, I enjoy representing the spirit of my subjects with light, texture, and manipulations that will tell a story and evoke emotion.

Contact me to learn more about how I can help with your project:



My Patreon patrons are a special part of my life as an artist. I use Patreon to share more behind-the-scenes content, showing the development of my work and my business with exclusive sketches, process videos, newsletters, business blog posts, and more. My patrons’ monthly pledges support the creation of additional content and new project explorations. I’d like to thank those folks in the BTS Art Club and Pen Pal tiers for making a particularly noteworthy difference:

Crystal Smith, Matthew Zuckerman, AJ Butterwick, Grandma Trish, Karissa, Nikki, and Cory Xenos. <3

You can become a patron through Patreon to access more behind-the-scenes content, tutorials, polls, monthly postcards, and more.

Frequent updates about current projects can be found on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Instagram.