Heysen Landscape Prize finalist 2019.
All connections to Unley finalist 2019.
BIOPAK cup artist 2022 NZ, AUS & ASIA.
‘I am highly passionate about raising awareness for environmental conservation by advocating for endangered, extinct, flourishing Australian flora and fauna species to create crucial visual connections between the ordinary birds like the familiar iconic magpie and more rare, extraordinary species hardly seen anymore, in a unique and distinctive style of botanical watercolour painting’.
‘This is my purposeful documentation of whimsical scale distortions highlighting the importance of individual species exposing an illusionary world stemming from exotic colour schemes and golden reflections.
These distinctive impressions in watercolour of Australian native flora and fauna is titled ‘Natives’ 2017-2023 and has been on display throughout the Adelaide Hills in Smartart Gallery, Tineriba Gallery, Hahndorf Academy, ARTWORKX Gallery, The Uraidla Hotel and The Farm Pantry and during a large solo exhibit from 2021-22( Qantas gate 50 and Virgin gate 26) at the Adelaide Airport.
Katie attended North Adelaide School of North studying painting and drawing at the age of sixteen, continuing on to receive her Bachelor of Visual Art in sculpture and Experimental media and Bachelor of Education in Visual Art and Design at University of South Australia 1999.
Her original watercolour on plywood paintings can be found in exhibits around South Australia and have been collected internationally. Katie Sandison Fine Art Studio is located in the ‘The Adelaide Remakery’, 18 Young Street, Adelaide 5000. The watercolour painting series has been released as custom made limited edition prints, greeting cards and a homeware range of organic cotton tea-towels and tote bags available www.katiesandison.com. She teaches kids and adults art workshops and paints most days inspired by the Australian landscape and living in the Adelaide foothills.