Katie McConnachie (U.S.A./Antigua) b. 1959 in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the Island of Antigua, in the West Indies. She began her artistic career painting Special Effects for Hanna Barbera Productions before moving to the islands. She left California in 1985 to "go sailing" and settled in Antigua. She started Seahorse Studios, supplying Graphic Design facilities for the local businesses and yachting communities. Katie's delightful Wildlife Illustrations utilize Ebony Pencil, Pen and Ink, Acrylic Paintings, Prismacolor Pencil and Air Brush techniques, won her Best in Show at the 1988 Antigua Artist's Society Annual Exhibition. She entered the 1989 Island Arts Quest Competition, the largest competition of its kind held in the Caribbean for 35 years, and received International Awards for Best Other Media, Best Technique and was a runner up for the Supreme Award for Excellence.
Her resume includes: opening a number of Art Galleries with her Originals and Prints, Children's Book Illustrator, Antiguan Postage Stamp creator and commercial and residential Muralist with works all over the world. Katie's favorite medium is Prismacolor Pencils, which afford her drawings an incredible amount of detail work. She also works a great deal in Acrylic paints. Her subject matter span from her Pet Portraits of birds, Dogs, etc. to Native Island and Underwater wildlife.