About Catherine

Catherine Cartie is a watercolor artist, illustrator, and calligrapher based in Fort Worth, Texas who specializes in licensing custom artwork and watercolor patterns to wedding stationers, children's clothing companies, and brands across the country. She also has her own product shop consisting of original paintings and art prints, notecards, gift wrap, and a yearly holiday card collection. Catherine Cartie Calligraphy was founded in 2016 when Catherine found herself as a new mom needing a creative outlet of her own, and it has grown steadily since then. When Catherine isn't painting or dreaming of new product or pattern ideas, you can find her on the tennis court, at some kind of kids sporting event, or at her favorite local coffee shop with her friends and her 3 beautifully crazy children Jack, Elliot, and Maes.

The "Cartie"

Catherine began painting a series of butterflies in May of 2021 when she was in a bit of a creative rut and needed to create something just for herself. As it turned out, these paintings resonated with her audience in such an unexpected way. She had many people reaching out to tell her that the butterflies were so special to them because they reminded them of a loved one they had lost. To be able to connect on that level with people she didn’t even know before meant the world to Catherine! It really made her understand the power that art has to bring us together. Those butterflies took on a life of their own and have been featured on children's clothing, calendars, ornaments, and now hand knotted rugs by Milagro Collective!