Kati Garrett Filho is a portrait artist from the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Her art, described as ethereal and emotive is a collection of illustrative, semi-realistic portraits that feature female subjects, flowers, feathers and birds. The use of colour in her work is beautiful and the depth of character captured in the intricate details of her subjects leaves the viewer wanting to know more about the story behind the portrait. Art has been a lifelong passion for Kati and something that brings her closest to the state of feeling self-actualised. To her being an artist is both a playful and meaningful existence. “I get to nourish my inner child every day and live in the quiet, sheltered, safe world of my own imagination. And that I get to feel like I contribute to the world in some meaningful way”.
In 2019 Matt and Elise Bothe purchased 3 of Kati's portraits to feature in their prize winning Melbourne home, on the popular Australian Television show, "The Block."
She also featured as a finalist for the Art Lovers Australia Art Prize in 2020.
Art Lovers Australia Prize 2020 Finalist
The Block - Artist 2019