Katie Hughes was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama, and is a graduate of the 2007 Enterprise High School class.
Katie took art classes every year while in school, beginning in the 7th grade. She always knew she wanted to grow up and be an artist like her talented mother and local sign painter, Marquita Compton. She works predominantly in the medium of acrylic, but includes pencil and charcoal portraits in her portfolio. She currently works at Salon Serendipity where the clients are a ready audience to showcase her works. Hughes currently works part time as a cosmetologist and part time as a painter and teacher at her painting parties.
Katie has been featured at the local Piney Woods Arts Festival and has received a judges’ award for one of her more popular paintings. She has also done commemorative works for Fort Rucker soldiers and families of the Yoakum Defrenn Hangar ceremony.
Her favorite thing about being an artist is the ability to create things that stir or bring peace and happiness to people. Art can inspire, excite, calm, and bring joy to people. Hughes feels everyone can be an artist. It is just about overcoming the fears of failing and accepting an embracing the beauty in flaws.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams