My name is Katie Brace Peterson or when I'm in trouble by my parents "Katie Rose" hence the name of my art business (haha)! I am an artist with a background in mathematics and statistics. After graduating from college I found my way back to art but to pursue what truly makes me happy!
Ever since I was a kid I had paint brushes in my hands trying to capture my backyard or my grandma's garden. However, I gravitated towards sketching people. So why not combine my dream as a child and paint the best atmosphere, weddings!
I went to South Alabama undecided on what to major in. I went into Hospitality fell in love with event planning (I thought about becoming a wedding planner). Next thing I know, I started working on my roommates graphic design degree while struggling with my choice of degree. I thought about art but knew the risk factors of majoring in anything art related. So I thought the best thing I was truly good at was Math. I enjoyed every second of it. The challenges, the people and being a woman in the STEM field made me feel very proud.
With my math degree I jumped into the corporate world head first then substituted at local schools in Alabama and Mississippi thinking I wanted to become a teacher. I was finding myself doing art during the day and weekends. While planning for my own wedding I decided to paint for other weddings. That's when I made my choice to follow my passion and love every second of it! :)
I recently married my best friend! My husband is the one who encourages me the most to pursue this childhood dream. You may see him help me set up or bring me a plate of food LOL! You may see me enjoying brunch with my girls, laying on the beach or setting up my watercolors in my local community. As a live wedding painter, I am committed to make your special days even more memorable.