Learning the talent from her mother, Katie Briggs first picked up a paint brush when she was a youngster. “I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember,” said the 36-year-old full-time artist. “I do it everyday. I absolutely love seeing people’s faces light up when they see the finished product for the first time.” Although she doesn’t have her own storefront, her artwork can be found at several small businesses across the Crossroads including Seasons in the Sun. “Door-hangers are one of my favorite items to paint,” she said. “I have several designs for every season for folks to choose from.” Married to Ryan for 18 years, the two have three children, 17-year-old Shiloh, 10-year-old Shelby and eight-year-old Stella.
Staff photo by Zack Steen