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Welcome to my online gallery & shop! I'm Katie Humphress, a contemporary impressionist in Lexington, KY.  I paint for the joy of it, and would love to paint something for you!

My Story

My first oil painting class was in Molly's School of Art, and it changed my life. Molly, my teacher and mentor, was trained by Ritchie Cooper - one of Norman Rockwell's assistants. 


When I started painting, Molly always asked me "Where is the Light Source?" 


The question became my answer. I learned from Molly that art is spiritual. She taught me to consider the shadows, and notice the contrast light brings.


I've found this so helpful when life doesn't make sense. When I look for the light source in my paintings, I can better recognize the light in my life as well.



  • Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery | Lexington, KY | May 2018 ​

  • Gallery Hop | Bodley-Bullock House | Lexington, KY | Winter 2019​

  • The COVID-19 Residency Show | Online | Spring 2020

  • Hemingway Museum & Home | Key West, FL | Spring 2020

  • Artist Attic | Lexington, KY | 2021-2022, 2023


Also featured in Tops in Lex as a featured artist


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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