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Katy Smail was born under the purple skies of Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a First class (hons) degree in Illustration.

After ten years in Brooklyn, NY and a couple in London, she is currently nestled back in Scotland where she continues her work as an illustrator, painter and art director.

Wild flowers and wild women are her muses; she is forever inspired by the verdant wildflower meadows on her homeland. Her work is about softness, beauty, feelings, colour and mood. Always trying to capture the fleeting energy of a flower, or emotion, in bloom; before it wilts or drifts away. Her expressive florals and dreamlike portraits have been used across homewares, stationery,  publishing, advertising and apparel design.

She is represented as an illustrator and art director by Kate Ryan Inc

You can find her paintings at North Coast Asylum

Clients Include:

Barneys, Saathci & Saatchi, Target, Macy’s, St Regis Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harper Collins,  Anthropologie, Land’s End, Urban Outfitters, Converse, Tanya Taylor, Alice & Olivia,  Brooks Brothers, Julep Beauty, Seventeen Magazine, NBC Universal, Westin Hotels, Galison Stationery, Parents Magazine.

All images throughout website are copyright Katy Smail 2021.