You’ve probably seen the work of Port St. Lucie artist Katie Gianni around town. Her colorful depictions of wildlife, intricately designed using ink and acrylics, are hard to miss. The unique images of birds, insects, sea life, and blue-footed boobies—what she has become best known for—have been shown locally at places like The Gilt Complex, The Creek District Art Walk events, and Colab Kitchen. “I’ve always loved painting, but I’m not traditional in style,” says 32-year-old Gianni, who developed a passion for ink and printing while studying lithography and wood block at Stockton University in New Jersey. “I have a lake in my backyard, and I get inspiration from the birds, alligators, and turtles.”
An active member of the local arts community, Gianni also works as a design consultant and fine art framer at The Gilt Complex and is a founding board member of The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment and a member of Women Supporting the Arts in Martin County. Her original works are made with gold leaf, metal leaf, or metallic ink embellishments and are available in different sizes with the option to add custom framing. If you’re interested in snagging a piece, click here.