Kathryn L. Grier
703 Mystic Trail #201
Chattanooga, TN 37415
I was born in Austin, TX, and grew up in Americus, GA. I always knew that I wanted to be an illustrator, as I’ve been drawing since I could hold a crayon. I’ve been reading since I taught myself at age 4. At 8 years old, I illustrated my first story. It was written by my mom, who was taking a writing class.
I continued to illustrate the materials for the Summer Reading Club for Georgia Public Libraries in 1996 and 1997. I illustrated the masthead for the Early County News in the early 90’s, for Color My World, a coloring book company in Dothan, AL, Advent Season Devotional Books for First Presbyterian Church in Thomaston, GA, and Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Dothan, AL.
I illustrated two Sunday school kids’ curriculum books by Delores A. Hill, Can It Be The Kingdom, and Can It Be The Kingdom Activity Book. I also illustrated a geography book, Alphaography, by Christopher W. R. Thurman.
I started college at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA, and studied a year at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. I graduated in 1994 with a BFA in Illustration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where I studied under children’s book illustrator, Alan Tiegreen. (He illustrated Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Books and the Pee Wee Scouts Books by Judy Delton, among others).
I have had solo exhibits at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, AL, Troy State University in Troy, AL, and at the Southeastern Arts Council in Thomaston, GA. I have had work on display at Piney Woods Art Festival in Enterprise, AL, in the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH, and at Reflections Gallery in Chattanooga, TN.
When my oldest nephew was born in 2000, I began writing and illustrating (for sale) letters from Santa Claus. I am currently working on this years’ letters. I moved to Chattanooga to be near my youngest sister and my niece and nephew.
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