About the Artist - Katherine Orr

I find inspiration for my art in everyday life and the natural world — the hummingbird outside my kitchen window, flowers from my garden or favorite French vacations.  

Working primarily in watercolor or ink, I focus on the line’s shape unfolding from my brush.  I love the spontaneity of water media, where sometimes mistakes become happy surprises.  

Art should be easy to share, so I create stationery from my paintings.  A quick note to a friend, appreciated even more in these times, becomes a gift in itself.  

Long ago, my parents’ college graduation gift was helping me register my own trademark, Katorriginal®, for my art.  My mother, who was legally blind at the end of her life, taught me to see — and paint — not only with my eyes but with my heart.  

I have a BA degree from Sweet Briar College with honors, along with membership in Phi Beta Kappa; and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago.  I have studied with noted Midwestern artist Jane Doud as well as Elisabeth Poiret in France; and I have attended classes at the School of the Art Institute and the Evanston Art Center.

Find my work here on my website www.katorriginal.com, along with following me @katorriginal on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, or you can also contact me at kat@katorriginal.com.