Katrina Case did her first painting when she was 7 years old on her grandparents’ dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. Members of her family were all doctors, pharmacists, and nurses and she was always encouraged to choose something practical for her career, something guaranteed to provide an income. But even at a young age she was stubborn.
She graduated Cum Laude from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 2005 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, emphasis in painting. She then worked mainly as a residential mural artist until things started to get tough and she finally decided she had better get what many called a “real” job. She went back to school and earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in radiography. She began working as a teacher at the local community college, teaching anatomy and physiology. She also worked part time at an orthopedic clinic.
Still clinging desperately to her passion for painting, Katrina often used her art skills in the class room, including drawing anatomy study guides for her students. Art was her joy even as she settled down to do what “normal” people do.
Katrina is now back to painting full time. She had a two month residency at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby, ND in 2019. She was an artist at ArtPrize 2014 in Grand Rapids, and the Red Flannel Art Festival 2015 in Cedar Springs, Michigan, as well as several juried shows across the country. In several of these shows she has taken first place. One of her greatest awards was at an international juried competition in Spain. She was not only in the final top ten of hundreds of artists, but she was also the only finalist from the United States.
Katrina has built her own online store, CaseArt.ecwid. Had more than 3.8 million views on her Google+ profile while it was active. And a Facebook fan page that has good traffic. In 2014 she was accepted as an artist on ArtFinder.com, which has enabled her to sell pieces to Australia, Great Britain, Norway, Brazil, China, Newfoundland, Denmark, New Zealand, Columbia, and Canada to name a few.
Katrina has done paintings for organizations across the country, including Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Mid-Michigan Community College Foundation among others. She has also donated paintings to Phi Theta Kappa chapters around the country to help them raise funds. She had donated one painting every year to the Michigan Region to help fund a scholarship started during her time as a regional officer. She considers it her way to pay it forward.
For over 4 years now she has lived on a ranch in North Dakota where her main passion is painting the landscapes of the Great Plains. She is working with author Clay Jenkinson in the creation of several books about North Dakota. Also providing illustrations for several of his publications. As well as working on writing her own book, 10 Minute Journey. A book about a special journey through an artistic experience. She teaches art classes in her region of North Dakota and works with her uncle on his cattle ranch. Up at dawn, feeding cattle at dusk, Katrina draws inspiration from the magnificent sunrises and sunsets on the open plains.
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