About the Artist
Katy Boggs 



“I paint because it’s a passion, a need and a devotion.”


In 2014, as her youngest daughter started college, Katy re-immersed herself in painting – both in pastel and oil – through college classes, workshops, reading and constant practice. She is single-mindedly dedicated to a daily session – in her studio or in the hills, riverbanks, forests, or sea bluffs near her home.  She often paints plein air to connect with nature, to hear the waves crashing or the sounds of songbirds. She is truly invigorated by this journey, recognizing that there is continually more study, practice and experience to be gained!


Katy is her true self when she paints – purposefully alone, capturing the emotion of a scene that compels her to paint. For her, painting is an interior experience where she digs deep for creativity and self-expression. By using a subtle naturalistic color palette and low contrast, Katy expresses quietude and harmony in her paintings, bringing to life a scene’s essence, atmosphere and mystery.


2023 Roshambo ~ Awarded Third Place in Show

Gration Gallery ~ Graton, CA

2023 California Dreaming ~ California Art Club Exhibit
Curated by the Sea~ Santa Cruz, CA

2023 Color of Water
Sebastopol Center for the Arts~ Sebastopol, CA

2022 Juried Special Guest Exhibit
Graton Gallery ~ Graton, CA

2022 PSWC Pastels USA International Show
Art Center Morro Bay ~ Morro Bay, CA

2022 Small Works – Awarded Honorable Mention
Graton Gallery ~ Graton, CA

2022 Still-life
Sebastopol Center for the Arts ~ Sebastopol, CA

2021 Cohesion
Twin Pines Art Center ~ Belmont, CA

2019 Women & Strength
Twin Pines Art Center ~ Belmont, CA

2018 Fruition: Harvesting Imagination
Gallery 9 ~ Los Altos, CA

2017 Small Works Juried Show
Graton Gallery ~ Graton, CA

2017 Juried Special Guest Exhibit,
Graton Gallery ~ Graton, CA


2022 LPAPA Less is More “Tumbling, Turning”

2021 PSWC PASTELS USA International Show “Trickle”

PSWC Members Only Show “A Closer Look”

2020 PSA 48th Enduring Brilliance “A Closer Look”

PSWC Members Only Show “Echoing Ripples” 2019 IAPS 35th Juried Exhibition “Mosaic”


OPA-Member Artist (Juried)
CAC-Associate Artist
PSWC-Member Artist
PSA-Member Artist (Juried)
WCA-Member Artist

In oil paint: Noah Buchanan, Jane Hunt, Kathleen Dunphy, Michael Klein, Justin Woods, Carlos Russo, Devin Cecil-Wishing and Kathleen Speranza
In soft pastel: Richard McKinley, Kim Lordier, Barbara Jaenicke, Liz Hayward Sullivan and Clark Mitchell      

BS in Design ~ University of Wisconsin ~ 1984