Kaytie Ivy Summer Storm Smith is a fine artist born and raised in Washington. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting at Pacific Lutheran University. Art and teaching have long been passions of hers. Throughout highschool and college she shared her love for art with students of various ages as an After School Program Assistant. She enjoys continuing to spark creativity for all ages through Stir Up the Paint. In her personal work, she focuses on the human figure and how humanity interacts with nature. You can follow her on Instagram @kaytieivyart to see her personal work and Stir It Up originals.
Awards she has received include the Artasia Darrell Smith Memorial 1st place award, a Juror’s Choice award from the 2009 Puyallup Fair Art Show, and the Kiwanas Club of Clover Park Art Award in 2010. In 2014, her series Waters of the Earth was showcased in the senior exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University. In her spare time, she loves to appreciate nature through photography, hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.