Katharine Draper studied art in college and has a degree in graphic design from Parsons School of Design, NYC. Along with raising three children I became an educator, teaching elementary school and art to children and adults. I like to garden and found a teacher ofikebana, Japanese floral design, combining plantsand art.This study has influenced my work especially in the last fifteen years. I am an artist guild member of the Silvermine Arts Center, past board member,and am associated with several galleries and member of numerous art organizations. I have recievd awards fromCatharine Lorillard Woif Club, Art of the Northeast, New Haven Paint and Clay,Rowayton Arts Center and CT. Contemporary Print Center.