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Katie Dahl is an emerging artist from Long Beach, CA. She attended Long Beach City College for art and art history then moved on to California College of the Arts and received her BFA in drawing/painting.

Known for her pour paintings, Katie combines bold or pure colors of paint to create non intentional shapes or color. With an image in mind, the paint places itself creating an abstract memory of what Katie was thinking of at the time.

Combining her love of painting and wildlife she has developed her own way of expressing herself through her art. Katie primarily paints in oil paints, but occasionally will use other mediums. Her work is constantly evolving, but there will always be that hint of Katie’s strong beliefs and values in each piece of artwork that she creates.

Along with painting Katie also plays with ideas in digital collage, which are constructed of pieces from her photographs and paintings. Her collage work creates a painted like image that shows a strong understanding of environmental issues as well as a love of re-creating an image.

Aside from painting, Katie also volunteers at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, Ca. She has been volunteering there for about to 10 years now and loves working with the seals and sea lions. A degree in wildlife conservation was a second interest of hers and she continues to study marine mammals as well as art.