Kathryn Morris Trotter, a native Mississippian, claims that painting is her greatest passion. After graduating from The University of Texas with a degree in textiles and apparel design, Trotter had an innate curiosity about life, travel, and the ineffable creative world. Her passion propelled her ventures into the corporate world of fashion, interiors, and textile design, which have been highly influential in her subject and style of painting.
Trotter’s style would be considered to be an impressionistic, "impasto” style. The layering effect of thick paint coupled with the intentional pairing of colors brings excitement and energy to her palette knife work. Although her subject matter is heavily influenced by fashion, textiles and interiors, Kathryn’s ongoing study of art and color reveals new ways of seeing life through an artistic lense. Her ultimate goal is for her art to exude the feeling of an experience and this is what her clients love the most about her collection.
Kathryn has established her name nationally and internationally as her work has made its way to Egypt, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, and other countries around the world. Her work has also been featured in Elle Décor Magazine and on the front cover of Sassy Magazine, Paisley Magazine and Mountain Brook Magazine. Trotter’s work has also been highlighted in the television hit series "Drop Dead Diva" featuring her painting titled, "Dancing in the Rain.” In the museum world, Kathryn was chosen as the featured artist for the Cezanne exhibit at The El Paso Museum of Art. This exhibit demonstrated a modern day palette knife artist as compared to Cezanne, which was a part of the Modern Master's Series from the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum.
Kathryn Trotter currently lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama with her husband, Chris, their three children. She feels blessed to be pursuing what God has called her to do.