Kaytie Ivy Summer Storm Smith is a fine artist born and raised in Washington. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art Degree in Painting at Pacific Lutheran University. Art and teaching have always been passions of hers. Throughout college she shared her love for art with students of various ages as an After School Program Assistant. She is excited to continue to spark creativity through Paint Nite as well. In her personal work, she focuses on the human figure and how humanity interacts with nature. Awards she has received include the Artasia Darrell Smith Memorial 1st place award, a Juror’s Choice award from the 2009 Puyallup Fair High School Art Show, and the Kiwanas Club of Clover Park Art Award in 2010. In 2014, her series "Waters of the Earth" was showcased in the senior exhibition “Art Is” at Pacific Lutheran University.
In her spare time she loves to appreciate nature through photography, hiking, swimming and riding her motorcycle. She also enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.