Katy McIntyre Brown is a botanical artist and textile designer and has spent her life dedicated to art and nature. Katy has developed this passion into a range of products for the home and office.
From etched window designs to active wear, murals and more Katy invites you to welcome nature and wellbeing into your life.
Katy 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 and designing across her range of products. To work with Katy then please get in touch.