Katia Streiff, born in France, spent her childhood in Versailles where she was surrounded by the magnificence of the Palace and its gardens. She holds a bachelor degree in International Private Law. She moved to New York City in 1990 with her husband, and they later established themselves in Old Greenwich in 1992 to raise their four children. She enjoys the energetic artistic influence of New York while at the same time nurturing her love for the outdoors. Her training as a Reiki Master in 2009 allowed her spiritual practice to flow into her life through artistic creativity. Self-taught in the first steps of her creative expression, she has been studying with Carol Dixon, taking a Collage/Mixed Media Course at the Greenwich Art Society since 2015.
Katia’s hope is that her art will touch the heart of the viewer, helping them to reach a deeper level of consciousness thus discovering Joy, an inner state deeply rooted in the knowing of who one truly is. Her mixed media collages combine the use of watercolor, acrylic, drawing, photographs and lettering. Bright colors and shapes, use of whimsical forms as well as straight lines tell a story or express a feeling that comes alive as illustrations of her inspired visions. She composes a channeled message for each artwork.
Her artworks have sold through galleries, local shows and privately. She is a member of the Art Society of Old Greenwich, the Greenwich Art Society, and of the CT Pioneer Branch of The National League of American Pen Women.