I’m SO excited to be able to share Katy Benoit Fine Art with you, and for one of you to win a custom piece of art from Katy! Information on entering the giveaway is below, but first I want to share a bit about Katy and her approach to her work…
I’ve known Katy for several years (we used to teach Pure Barre together), and it’s been so neat to watch her get Katy Benoit Fine Art started over the past few months. Katy has such a kind spirit — she’s one of those people who makes you feel relaxed, calm, and at home when you’re around her — and I feel like that energy really comes through in her work. It also means that working with Katy on a custom commission piece — which I did when she painted pieces for both Maggie’s room and Vance’s nursery — is such a delight. She listens to your vision, asks great questions to really hone in on what you’re looking for, and sends updates throughout the painting process asking for your input so you’re sure to end up with a piece you absolutely adore. Here’s the art she created for our kids:
I’m not the only one who’s had an amazing experience working with Katy on custom artwork. When I asked her if she could share a few testimonials with me for this post, I received glowing reviews from SO many very happy clients! Here’s what two people said about partnering with Katy:
Katy’s a busy mom of three (her kids are 6, 4, and 2), and she says she realized at the start of the pandemic last year — when the world came to a screeching halt — that she needed to find a way to carve out space and create an escape just for her. She’d painted in college and said she suddenly had this image come to mind that she just had to bring to life, and so she dragged out a few kids’ paints and old canvases. She began sharing her work on social media at a friend’s urging and someone wanted to buy a piece. Then someone else asked to buy another. Before long, Katy Benoit Fine Art was born.
Now, Katy uses her kids’ afternoon rest time and evenings once they’re asleep to paint, and she finds time to paint almost every day.
“It has been the greatest job getting to fill the walls of people’s homes with my work,” Katy said. “I think the commission process is extra sweet. All artwork tells a story, but commissioned work tells the client’s story, and I get to help bring that story to color and life.”
Katy describes her work as “full of movement and color,” which seems like the perfect description to me. She says she’s inspired mostly by nature, the daily world around her, and by music. “My favorite thing about art is that it captures color, movement, and emotion, and I push for each of those elements in my work,” she shared.
Here’s just a sampling of her lovely pieces:
I mean, who wouldn’t want some of this gorgeous artwork to add to the walls of their home, right?? With that in mind…let’s get into the giveaway portion! The winner of this giveaway will receive a 24″x24″ Katy Benoit Fine Art commission (and they can choose to apply that to a larger piece if that works better for their home).
To enter to win, follow the below steps:
- Follow both Katy Benoit Fine Art and curiouser & curiouser on Instagram.
- Comment on this Instagram post with an adjective that comes to mind when you look at Katy’s work.
- Earn bonus entries by tagging friends in the post or by sharing the post to your stories. (Be sure to tag both Katy Benoit Fine Art and curiouser & curiouser so we see your story and can give you a bonus entry!)
We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 12. Best of luck!
(Whether or not you win the giveaway, you should absolutely consider partnering with Katy on a piece of art for your home OR think about giving a piece of art or a gift certificate for a commission piece as a gift. I can tell you first hand that the process will be fun, easy, and happy, and that you’ll be thrilled with the end result.)