I have been painting landscapes with a focus upon the sky for many years. In a time when smartphones, 24-hour news, and technology dominate our attention, audiences seems increasingly drawn to the open space and calm that my oil paintings provide.


Alcohol inks are an exciting medium that I’ve spent more time exploring recently. I’ve discovered that the unpredictability and vibrancy of the pigments lend themselves beautifully to expressions of nature. These alcohol ink drawings are expressions of the complexity of the natural world that we discover if we simply take the time to notice.

Overall, my goal is to offer the viewer a place of peace and respite, a mental break from the daily stimulation and busyness that we all face.

I hope all of my work inspires people to look up and around at the natural world often, and to remember that it is all a gift we are given every single day.

Thank you for looking.


Katie Clymer works primarily with oil paints and alcohol inks. Her contemplative and expressive art combines traditional and contemporary styles. Katie's  available work can be viewed at SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery in Hudson, Wisconsin and at the Solar Arts Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District in  Minnesota. She holds her BA in Studio Art from St. Olaf College, and works out of her studio south of the Twin Cities.