Katy Betz grew up in Southern California where she learned how to sit patiently in freeway traffic, surf cold waves, and use a paintbrush. 


Katy works with both traditional and digital media and is active in the fields of children’s literature, gallery and editorial illustration. She is also a Professor of Illustration at Ringling College of Art & Design. 


Focusing on visual narratives inspired by fantasy, philosophy, and nature, she imagines worlds and characters to express ideas with the hope of making an emotional and intellectual connection with her audience. 


When not working in the studio or classroom, you can find Katy playing outdoors in the Florida swamps or hiking the California Sierras with a sketchbook in hand. 


Katy is represented by Christy Ewers of The CAT Agency.





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