Catherine Ann is a Mississippi artist who can’t quite decide what form of art she loves best. She is a painter, a photographer, a graphic designer and a silkscreen printer. Her work is inspired by the colorful people in her life and the Southern “sayings” she has grown up hearing from family.
Catherine Ann was blessed to have parents who supported her in all her art and entrepreneurial ideas. She graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in graphic design. After graduation she opened her own business.
Her studio, Hi Yall! Made In The South, is based in Starkville, Mississippi, where she lives with her husband, Parker Davis and their golden retriever, Fowler. Catherine Ann is always working on new projects and would love to work with you today.
Visit her website at: www.hiyall.com
About the artist, Dylan Karges
My creative pursuits began very early, but have remained rooted in the simple love of working with my hands, appreciation of craft, and use of simple materials.
From digging in the dirt as a child, through years of staying in the outdoors on my own, to my present pastimes and artwork, the combination physical work and simple raw materials remain at the heart of my self expression. These basic elements and along with an earnest passion for creative action reaffirm a primal authenticity I hope to always preserve in my work.
From my love of the outdoors and desire to be independent, I developed a love of building and construction, from primitive to conventional techniques and materials. I also began to foster a passion for drawing as a young boy though I had very little formal classes. I had hoped that these interests would combine flawlessly into a career path when I applied to MSU in the School of Architecture. After two years of Architecture, I realized that my zeal for hands-on work and love of drawing were not going to be fulfilled, and my love of the physical work of making lead me to art.
I began serious pursuit of art in 1996 in the Department of Art at MSU. With the creative foundation and work ethic demanded of the Architecture program, I was well prepared to immerse myself in the various studios within the Art program, taking multiple studios in almost every genre of the visual arts offered at MSU. I also looked for opportunities to exhibit work and take on commissions and public arts projects while still pursuing my Bachelors degree.
I continue to follow my passion while working as an illustrator for the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University, which draws a clearer line between my loves of working in and with the earth and drawing. I continue to draw and make ceramics, while trying to be proactive in the community through the arts. .Most notably I was inducted into the Fall 2012 class of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, and most recently selected to be an Arts Ambassador representing the Mississippi Arts Commission, helping to extend the outreach and service of the Arts commission to our local and regional communities in NE Mississippi.