Katy McIntyre Brown is a botanical artist and textile designer.
Katy has always believed that nature is therapeutic and good for our souls.
She grew up between a town house in Highbury, North London, and a rambling water mill and home owned by her grandmother on the Somerset coast. Her time was split between urban living and then long country walks collecting mushrooms and wild flowers. The calming power of nature, after the harsh architectural forms of the city, has always struck a chord with her.
Although Katy painted paintings and murals all her life, following a move to Kenya in 2005 to bring up her young family, she started painting professionally and holding regular exhibitions. The subjects she loved painting the most were the big skies and great expansive spaces of East Africa, along with wild birds that lived in such close proximity, drifting around safari tents and gathering in great noisy clouds on the veranda outside her studio. In 2014, with heavy hearts her family moved back from Kenya to Hampshire, England, where she took a Masters Degree in Textile Design, at Winchester College of Art, and learnt to adapt her paintings to fabrics and wallpapers. She now creates beautiful designs with a modern twist on the gorgeous textile designs of the Arts and Crafts movement, as seen in England in the early 20th Century.
Katy spends her time in her studio in the Hampshire countryside painting, designing murals and wallpapers, and creating fabrics designs for the label, Urban Camouflage Design.
See a selection of her paintings, textile designs and yoga leggings on these pages and do email her with any collaboration ideas you have, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.