Artist Bio: Katy L. Kane is a creative person, not only known for her use of bright and happy colors but also for her versatility and ability to turn anything into art. Katy did not have formal art training and never considered and art degree but has always found solace and joy in the act of creating art. She never seriously considered becoming a professional artist until meeting her husband in 2009, at which point he became her biggest fan and supporter, urging her to delve deeper into her creative mind and spread her art around the world! Katy grew up in a beautiful “holler” in the rural hills outside of Gravette. Katy was free to explore the many acres of land her family owned and found inspiration in her long walks through the woods; the raw beauty of God's great creation never ceased to amaze her. She still draws upon this beauty for her many paintings and artistic creations. Katy holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She loves to travel. Her interest in other cultures gives her art depth and diversity. She believes art can help people in many ways, like in therapeutic ways for veterans and war victims. She wants to help people in this way and teach people art skills they can go out and teach to others. Katy has been on a couple of mission trips, the most recent to Honduras with her husband who is training to be a horticulturist, so they both support sustainability and cleaning up our good green earth!
Design Concept: My “Happy Crawdad” is coming out of his little home to inform the community that this drains to the stream. I grew up catching crawdads and have always found them spunky, so I think if they could talk they would definitely tell us to keep our trash out of their homes.