Hi everyone! ✨ It’s me, Kate! You might not remember me, because it’s most definitely been a minute since I last shared an update on this blog (and by a minute, I mean a little over 3 years). To be fair, I did warn you that I’m by no means a blogger, and it seems I’ve absolutely proved that to be true. Well, I figured now’s as good a time as ever to revive this blog, catch you up on the last three years, and share a glimpse into my new studio space in Columbus, GA!
Yes, you read that right! In case you missed it, I’ve officially parted ways with good ole’ Charleston, SC and have moved back to my hometown! Charleston was a tough goodbye, but I’ve been back in Columbus for a little over a year now, and have really enjoyed spending this season here with my family and some long-time friends. Beyond that, I’ve come to discover that Columbus is a really amazing place to create. Columbus is known for its natural beauty, historic charm, and incredible sense of culture. The art community here has so much influence, which makes it the ideal place for artists like me to find all the encouragement and opportunity we could ever need! I never could have imagined that getting back to my roots would bring me so much inspiration, but even the simplest things, like wandering through my mom’s garden, remind me just how special this place is, and influence my work in the best possible way.
Seeing that the majority of my time these days is spent painting, I knew finding the right studio space was important to me. When I moved to Columbus, I knew several other artists who were painting out of Mill District Studios (including both my mom and sister), and after checking it out for myself, I decided to open up my new studio in their lovely space!
I fell in love with the space at Mill District for its natural light, and for it’s open, spacious feel. It’s an easy place for me to get inspired, especially with all the other neighboring local artists around! Helen Brooks Art, Katie Jacobson Art, Katherine Waddell, Celia Solomon, Courtney Bent, B-Line Studios and Mollie Jenkins all have studio space in Mill District, and there is even a gallery space in the front occupied by Highland Galerie.
Now that I’m back from my recent trip to Provence (more on that soon!), I’m settling back into my routine and getting the studio ready for fall. Coming back from the trip, I feel totally refreshed. I am so thankful for the time spent with my mom and sister who traveled with me, but also for the way this trip helped me fall more in love with painting. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to a season full of exciting new ventures! Be sure to check back here as I release more details and share more life updates, and follow me on Instagram for little glimpses into day-to-day life.
P.S. Oliver is also loving the new space!