At the young age of 8 months, Kate McRostie was already spending time propped up in a hand painted high chair coloring for hours at a time. In addition to the natural talent she possesses, Kate took formal drawing lessons throughout grade and high school and attended The Atlanta College of Art where she attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Kate successfully started and ran decorative painting businesses in Wilmington, North Carolina, San Diego, California, and Denver, Colorado as she moved with her military husband.
Kate could not keep up with the demand for her artistic talents so she set out to explore other options. The opportunity to enter the art licensing market came at the 1998 Licensing Show in New York City.
Over the past several years, Kate has exploded onto the global art licensing market and her list of licensees has continued to expand. Her knowledge of home fashion has enabled Kate to turn her hand to the home decor industry with much success. In the tradition of the European muralists, Kate's style reflects the colors and textures of Tuscany, Normandy, and Provence. Placing decorative icons on sophisticated backgrounds, her patterned brushwork evokes the texture of sun-worn damask.
Kate works out of a studio near her home in Wilmington, NC and continues to draw inspiration from life, nature and the people around her.
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