Katie Kendrick lives along the banks of the Tahuya River in western Washington, surrounded by the Tahuya State Forest. The peaceful beauty of the nature that surrounds her is a constant source of creative inspiration and nourishment for her soul. She finds art making to be one of the most powerful ways to connect with her innermost essence while at the same time discovering her authentic voice. She appreciates the aspect of “beginner mind” that the act of painting invites, and the constant discoveries inherent in experimental and intuitive creative expression. Katie recently authored her first book with North Light Press entitled Layered Impressions; A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting, due to be released in January of 2012.