‘How to Become a Ghost (study)’ by Katie Gamb
Artist: Katie Gamb
Title: ‘How to Become a Ghost (study)’
Medium: Oil on Paper
Dimensions: 2.5″ x 1.75″
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 4″ x 2.75″)
About the Artwork:
“This originally started as a study for a much larger piece, but I loved the intimacy of the small size, so I went forward and finished it. I was trying to capture the feeling of wanting to be secluded- to disappear. The breeze is gently pushing the girl into the wild garden, where no one would ever find her. Becoming a ghost in the memories of those who knew her.” – Katie Gamb
About the Artist:
Katie Gamb is an illustrator living and painting in a small, cozy corner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her partner, Dave, and a horrible/wonderful cat, Edie Sedgewick.
Her love of narrative and the natural world informs her artwork, which is strongly influenced by the fairy tales she immersed herself in as a shy, bookish child, as well as the forests she wandered growing up in the rural Midwest. She particularly enjoyed studying tiny worlds that often went unnoticed, creating backstories and personalities for the creatures she came across.
Katie’s desire to tell stories led her to the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she earned a BFA in Illustration. Since graduating, her work has been shown in galleries around the U.S, and resides in children’s books and homes around the country. Her first illustrated book was published in Fall of 2016. Katie also sells work at craft fairs around the Midwest.
Although most of her time is spent drawing and painting, she still reads voraciously and wanders among the trees whenever she gets the chance.