KatStudios is the work of Kat Houseman, currently based in Bellingham WA. She was born in Great Falls MT, where she was introduced to painting and western art, frequenting the C.M. Russell Museum. Kat moved to Bozeman MT in 2000 were she received a Bachelors Degree in Studio Fine Arts with focus in painting from Montana State University. She then spent six years living and working in Bellingham WA, frequenting the contemporary art scene in Seattle WA. In 2014 she lived in Missoula MT for the year, where she married her long time partner Corey Urlacher and got a dose of Montana before moving back to the Northwest.  With influence from western art and the academic art world her work crosses both fences. Kat works in Oil and Acrylic paint. The color pallet is often bright, vivid and rich. She primarily paints mammal and avian species, in portrait like compositions. She does commissions as well as pet portraits.

Current Galleries representing Kat are Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison WA, Dancing Buffalo in Virginia City MT, 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula MT, Frame of Reference in Big Fork MT, and in the past her work as been found at Tart in Bozeman MT, Ghost Gallery in Seattle WA,  Twin Lakes Gallery in Mammoth Lakes CA, MADE in Jackson WY

Her work has been found at the Western Heritage Art Show in Great Falls MT,  Missoula Art Museum Missoula MT, Whatcom Art Museum Bellingham WA, Oh Susanna’s in Bozeman MT, Dana Gallery Missoula MT,  Livingston MT at the Danforth Gallery as well as Butte MT at the Phoenix Gallery. She has shown in Williston North Dakota, Jackson Wyoming, Bellingham Washington, Portland Oregon, as well as throughout Montana. Her work can also be found nationally in private collections. Kat has also participated for the last there years in the Jackson WY Fall Arts Festival Quick Draw..an exciting and lively painting event!