For the Love of Art…..


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 of painting.  She claims that after experimenting with many different styles over the years and enduring the artistic struggle to figure out what expresses her truest self, she has settled into her love for the palette knife.  The layering effect of thick paint coupled with the intentional pairing of colors that compliment brings excitement and energy to her work.   

Kathryn Trotter is continually inspired by new subjects, as her paintings have been born out of her experiences in textiles and fashion design, interior design, travel, and of course her passion for nature’s beauty.  All of these experiences have molded Trotter into what she is becoming in the art world.

Kathryn has established a name both nationally and internationally as her work has made its way to Egypt, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, and other parts around the globe.  Not only has her work been displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue, but it has also made its way into Elle Décor magazine and onto the covers of Sasssy Magazine and Mountain Brook Magazine in the most recent April 2018 issue.  The exposure that Trotter has gained has not stopped with print, as her work was also been highlighted in television hit series "Drop Dead Diva" with her "Dancing in the Rain" painting.  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.

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.

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