Kathryn Gage grew up in Columbus, Georgia. As a child she was obsessed with the work of children’s book illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund and declared early on that she would pursue art as a career. She received a BFA from Auburn University with a focus in graphic design and illustration. Upon graduation, Kathryn went to work as a Creative Director in Birmingham, Alabama while painting in her free time and selling her work through galleries and commissions. Kathryn’s work references her graphic design background in composition and color while utilizing an illustrative style. Her still life work is most notable for its bold shadows and striking composition.