Early art education at Chicago's Art Institute on a high school scholarship began Katy Bishop’s pathway to use the arts to enhance others' lives and her own. At the Art Institute, she worked in oil, pastels, watercolor, and charcoal.
After college graduation, she became part of creative teams, producing films for many years. She produced some independent feature films, directed a TV series, and produced hundreds of national TV commercials. She found these years to be quite rewarding creatively and received some major TV commercial awards.
She also explored other creative outlets – directing theater, acting, ceramics, jewelry design, photography, and script writing. She won the Houston Festival award for a children’s feature film script. But none totally satisfied her creative needs.
She had been working with acrylics and had ventured into encaustics. When a friend introduced her to alcohol inks, Katy found her expressive medium.
In 2021, Katy finally began showing her artworks publ