Katie Flindall is an artist, illustrator and writer based in Ontario. She works in watercolor, acrylic and ink, creating delicate illustrations to large scale mural installations. Much of her work is inspired by her own four children through journalistic documentation and observation, emphasizing the magic of spontaneous play and captured moments of living together. She is currently working on her third children’s book.


Born Brookfield, Vermont

Currently based in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

1999 Graduate, Virginia School of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA

1996-98 Canada’s National Ballet School/L’Ecole Nationale de Ballet du Canada

Homeschooled K-9 Lyons, Kansas


2023 Milkwood Residency for Writers and Illustrators

Solo Exhibitions

2018 June, Artist Showcase, Northumberland Arts, Port Hope, ON

2018 Tending the Muse, Coffee Public, Port Hope

2017 Solo Show, Premiere Dance, Cobourg, ON

2012 Let Them Play, Impresario Gallery, Cobourg, ON

2011 Solo show, Harden Huyse, Cobourg, ON

2011 Solo show, Edward Jones, Cobourg, ON

2009 Solo show, Mirabelle’s, Burlington, VT

2008, Open Studio Weekend, Waterbury, VT

2007 Solo show, Uncommon Grounds, Burlington, VT

Group Exhibitions/Shows

2021 Night and Day on Sandhill Prairie Farm, Hutchinson Art Center Gallery, Hutchinson, KS

2018 Northumberland Arts, Port Hope, ON

2018 Art Salad, Grafton ON

2015-ongoing, Stonewood Gallery, Cobourg, ON

2015 Group Show, Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, ON

2015-2016 Northumberland Hills Studio Tour, Cobourg ON

2014-2018 Make It Indie Art Show and Sale, Cobourg ON 

2007-2017 Cobourg Waterfront Festival, Cobourg ON 

2007-2008 SEABA Art Hop, Burlington, VT

2006 Waterbury Art Walk, Waterbury, VT

2006 – Sister Show, Moon House Art Gallery, Waterbury, VT

2006 Hutchinson Art Center Show, Hutchinson, KS

2006 Prairie Fire Gallery, Buhler, KS

Press and Publications

Little U Magazine (offspring of Uppercase magazine) 

2018, Parenthood and Creativity 

Highlights Magazine

2011 Oct, Stitching the Rip in the Sky

2010 April, Breakers

2009 March, The Woman in the Moon

2009 October, Stitching the Rip in the Sky

2008 May, Luke’s Magical Minutes

2007 December, The Stars

Eating Well Magazine

2011 March/April, Working the Land

2011 June, Finger Food

NuWork Magazine

2013 February, Premiere Issue, Monarch Children

Yankee Magazine

2012 March/April, Mapping Cabot

Owl Square Press

Commissioned poster illustration, Fly by Night

ArtisTree Press

Illustrated children’s book, Prairie Nutcracker

Radiant Hen Publishing

Illustrated children’s book, Life is a Bowl of Cherry Pits

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

In partnership with Life is a Bowl of Cherry Pits

Green Baby Gift Box

Business Illustration Collection

The Ruralist

2013 Artist Profile

Logo Commissions:

Northern Stewards, VT

Humble Herb, Cobourg ON

Ting and Co., Peterborough, ON

Northumberland Homeschool Group, Cobourg, ON

Leopard Cosmo, ON

Mountain Lake Properties, VT

Movement Center, Williston, VT

Awards Grants

2015 Diversity Painting Awardee, Trinity Church, Cobourg, ON

2011 Illustrator of the Month, Stitching the Rip in the Sky, Highlights Magazine

2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Life is a Bowl of Cherry Pits

2009 Illustrator of the Month, The Circle of Days, Highlights Magazine

2004 Patron Award, Hutchinson Art Center

Public Art / Large-scale Experience

2021 Branford Library Commissioned Permanent Murals, Children's Dept., Brantford, ON

2017/18 Father Daughter Ball mural, Cobourg, ON

2016 Cultivate Festival Muralist

2014 Horizons of Friendship Fairy Door Project for Green Wood Coalition, Port Hope

2001 Commissioned Mural, Tiffany House, Hutchinson KS

Notable Commissions and Collections

Irwin Dentistry

Private Collections in Australia, United States, Canada