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16 Feb 2010
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Katy Caroline is Featured Artist for February!

Katy Caroline is an amazing local painter on the Outer Banks. Katy’s career is just taking off, but what she lacks in experience, she more than makes up for in breathtaking natural ability and hours of hard work with a paint brush in hand.

Katy is the featured artist for February for the Dare County Arts Council. Katy Caroline's “Bid in a Box” show opened at the Dare County Art’s Council on Friday, February 5th with a reception at the DCAC Gallery, located at 104 Sir Walter Raleigh Street in downtown Manteo. The usual lively atmosphere at the Gallery was enhanced with light fare, libations and live music from Ed Tupper and Becky Kessler.

On Friday, February 12th, Katy hosted a “Demo Day,” where she lectured a bit and demonstrated her technique.

On Thursday, February 18th, you can stop by the show for your chance to win a pet portrait, available for this one day only. Katy will be there painting as well. The winner for this contest will be drawn at the end of the day.

You can become a Fan on Katy’s FaceBook page or visit her website to get updates on events and contact Katy to purchase one of her dazzling paintings.

Katy Caroline - Putting the Steak on the Grill

Katy’s Bio: Katy Caroline Gullett was born on June 18th 1981, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Due to matters out of her parents’ hands, she moved constantly as a child.  That is, until she ended up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1997 where she eventually graduated from high school in 1999. After that, she went out west to Colorado to pursue snowboarding when, after her third winter there, she was diagnosed with Lyme’s Disease and was told to rest for two years. So, back on the Outer Banks “resting,” she decided to get her associates degree at the local community college.  In an effort to satisfy her art requirements, she took a painting class. Her instructor quickly noticed her talent and began to encourage her to paint on a regular basis. Along with this encouragement, she earned best in show at the art competition held by the school that semester.

It was in that moment, when she first saw that purple ribbon on her painting, she knew that being a painter could be an attainable dream. She immediately sought out to get her first job and since then has done many commissioned works from murals, to trompe l’oeils, to illustrations. Last fall she finally got the opportunity to paint what she wants and has been painting to her heart’s content. She has said when she looks around she is like a kid in a candy store; taking in colors and textures, all in new perspectives. Her visual senses have been awakened to a new level that stimulates different thoughts and feelings. And so, her collection right now is just all about exploration of color, style, and texture, although her subject matter remains the same -- the beautiful scenery of her home town of the Outer Banks.