Katie Fountain’s artistic practice explores experiences of joy and wonder in her daily environment, manifesting in a vibrant interplay of light, contrast, and color. Her practice is rooted in the ordinary pleasures of domestic interior life, family, and her encounters with the natural world. Utilizing a range of media such as gouache, watercolor, pastel, and colored pencil, Fountain invites viewers to share in her unique experience of color and light. Her multi-media paintings serve as visual conduits, offering glimpses into her inner world and eliciting emotional responses from those who engage with her work. Within the confines of familiar spaces, Fountain captures unnoticed details, finding inspiration in the ordinary pleasures of family life and the extraordinary within the mundane.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katie Fountain was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She completed a degree in fine arts at Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2001 and is currently pursuing a degree in graphic design. Fountain resides in the North Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and two children and her sister, brother-in-law, and nephew.
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