‘The Garden Snake’ by Katie Gamb
Artist: Katie Gamb
Title: ‘The Garden Snake’
Medium: Oil on Brass
Dimensions: 0.7″ x 0.47″
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“I created this piece using a jewelry setting cast from original French victorian moldings. The artwork was painted directly on the brass base using oils and tiny miniature brushes. I sealed it with resin to keep it waterproof and fade-free.” – 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.