Katy Smail is a painter, illustrator and art director. 
She was born under the purple skies of Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a First class (hons) degree in Illustration. She moved to New York where she lived and worked for ten years. She has recently nestled back in Scotland, happy to be surrounded by the endless inspiration of local wildflowers. Her work has been described as "Feminine and hopeful and full of depth but also not heavy. You want to live in her world"
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Katy's paintings are a meditation on the natural world and the divine feminine. Her work is an invitation to surrender to our inherent wildness, our intuition. Dreamlike landscapes and wildflower studies celebrate the magic of Mother Nature. 
Uncovering the visceral joy and deep peace we can find if we honour our relationship to the Earth. Her work explores the ways in which the wisdom of the land, the wisdom of our bodies and the wisdom of a higher consciousness can heal ourselves and our planet. Paintings that honour this feminine energy - a form of knowing that values feelings and embodied knowledge -  which is systematically dismissed in our societyPlant medicine, colour therapy. 
You can find her paintings at North Coast Asylum, UK. 
All of Katy’s artwork is drawn and painted by hand and, as an illustrator, she is known for her vibrant colours and sensitive style. Her illustrations have been used across fashion, stationery, publishing, advertising and homewares. In her work as a photo art director she creates images that are playful, sensitive and painterly. 
​​​​​​​Clients Include:
Barneys, Saathci & Saatchi, Target, Macy’s, St Regis Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harper Collins,  Anthropologie, Land’s End, Urban Outfitters, Converse, Tanya Taylor, Alice & Olivia,  Brooks Brothers, Julep Beauty, NBC Universal, Westin Hotels, Galison Stationery.
She is represented as an illustrator and art director by Kate Ryan Inc. (US and worldwide except China) and Ampersand (China) . Contact info:
For China based inquiries, please connect with my management team:

艺峰国际Ampersand Globe
Doris Leung
Top Plaza West Tower
Guangzhou, China
T: +86 13826167183
Wechat: ampersand18
For all other illustration inquiries:
Kate Ryan Inc.
526 W 26th ST, #5D , 
NY, NY 10001
All images throughout website are copyright Katy Smail 2023. Photographs by Antony Sojka