Katie Chalmers is the designer behind Betty Louise Studio. A lifelong creative, Katie studied Visual Arts in college, and over the years has worked in several mediums. She always dreamed of becoming a surface pattern designer, and at age 40, finally decided to make it happen! Katie lives on a picturesque lake nestled in the woods of Maine with her husband and two children. Katie is known for her bold, bright paintings and patterns. She enjoys being in nature and finds her surroundings to be an endless source of inspiration for her art.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had the desire to create. I love working with my hands - I was a Visual Arts student in college and was immediately drawn to Sculpture as I have a passion for 3-dimensional work and design. There is nothing more fascinating and fulfilling to me than being able to take a material, transform it, and bring it to life by creating something entirely new that hadn't existed before.
My family has always been supportive of my artistic pursuits, which brings me to the namesake of my business. Betty Louise is the name of my late maternal grandmother who was so much more than a grandmother - I called her "Mum". (I felt really lucky growing up because I had two amazing women in my life that I got to call Mom!) To say that my grandmother was talented is an understatement. She could cook and sew better than anyone, and to this day is the most kind and generous person I have ever met.
When my grandmother passed away, I inherited the sewing table that my grandfather built for her as well as her sewing machine. She is now always with me when I spend time in my studio, and is a part of everything I create. It seems fitting this endeavor is named after her.
Thank you for supporting Betty Louise Studio and following along on my creative journey!