Katie m. Berggren art & design, LLC ~ About the Artist
Could this moment be yours?
~About the Artist~
Growing up as youngest in a family of 4 children, Katie relished time & space to explore through writing, drawing and people-watching. Always interested in the dynamic relationships between those around her, she later narrowed that focus to study the intimacies between mothers and their children.
An internationally recognized and award-winning painter, Katie’s art career began in high school when she launched a pencil-portrait business. Graphic design and illustration took her to Central Washington University where she earned her BFA. After a brief career in graphic design, Katie was drawn to focus exclusively on painting, vowing to paint everyday.
With a constant presence in galleries and shows, and with steady commissions from around the world, Katie is enjoying her career as an artist and mother. The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Washington has honored Katie as Entrepreneur of the Year, and she was recently cited as the #1 Motherhood Artist in America.
Katie’s days are spent with her two little boys by her side… at her heels, and running ahead. Each day she strives to balance simple, loving motherhood with the discipline and craft of painting. The resulting acrylic paintings reflect intimate moments of motherhood through gentle, whimsical compositions and soothing tones.
Outside of her family, the Painting Motherhood Blog, the Online Studio Shop, taking care of valued collectors and buyers and growing a heart-centered business keep Katie going.
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~About the Paintings~
I capture the magnificence in the relationship you share with your children, and your family. I paint the intimate moments that overflow your heart, but are fleeting in the physical moment. My purpose is to take hold of those flashes of life, those breaths, and create honest, emotional and stylized paintings that allow mothers to savor the radiance of those moments.
I delight in capturing the visible affection between mother and child in a dance of paint on canvas. My compositions play with how two or more figures can fold together within an atmosphere of movement, energy and sparkle.
There is no doubt in my mind that painting motherhood is what I have been called to do ~ and as I reach other mothers through my paintings, I model to my children the value of following their dreams and exploring their gifts.
“I have to say that that this work of art truly spoke to my heart. I purchased the painting Back To Back as a gift to my three year old daughter and to myself so that we can always reflect upon our many special times snuggling together. I am so thrilled to have found an artist who can accurately portray the profound love between a mother and her child.” ~ Kristin, mother of a little girl and a baby boy in New York