Born and raised in Frederick,MD Kate Fortin has always been involved with art in her community. As a member of Urbana High School’s art club she was always helping out with projects around the school. In 2002, three of her computer generated artworks were selected to be displayed at the Discovery Channel building in Washington DC for 1 year. Shortly thereafter she won the 2004 Annapolis Film Festival poster contest for another computer generated design, 'Movies & Life'. As she continued her education at Frederick Community College she explored different mediums to create art and had several works displayed at the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery. In 2009 Kate became involved with an art show at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD hosted by the National Arts Program where she placed 3rd in her category for an acrylic portrait of 'Willie Nelson'. At the end of the show, she donated it to the hospital to be permanently displayed in one of their new buildings. Her most recent success was having her acrylic painting, 'Bluesman on Stage', be chosen to represent the 2012 Western Maryland Blues Fest. She has now decided to explore her opportunities in Virginia Beach, VA where she hopes to gather more inspiration and devote more time to her artwork, getting it displayed publicly, and promoting sales of custom artwork.