Katherine Roundtree has lived in the Decatur, GA area for the past sixteen years. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the Columbus College of Art & Design, on a four-year scholarship. She also won a two year scholarship and attended the University of Cincinnati, and presently holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education. Katherine has worked as an arts educator for many years. During her college years, Katherine won an Award from the Society of Illustrators for her work titled, “Peace Be Still.” She has illustrated and published four children’s books and several open-edition Fine Art Reproductions. Her book titled: “Woodhoopoe Willie,” won the 1994 American Book award, for best cultural book of the year. Katherine is best known for her image titled: “Together We Give Thanks,” which is recognized by audiences across the country.
Although oils are her favorite medium, Katherine also enjoys working with acrylics, cloth (quilt-making) and wood. She enjoys working on a large scale and has painted several church murals. My art comes from my soul. I am inspired by my faith in God, and by my relationships with family members and friends. I come from a large family and I spent my childhood surrounded by happy people who loved to eat, laugh, and play games. My family scene paintings are memories from my childhood. I have always enjoyed working with children and I find new energy teaching them my love for art. In my spare time I love working in my garden, and building artistic flower pots.
Visit her site at kroundtree.com