Born in 1985 and with a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, Katie Tunn is a contemporary artist who specialises in equestrian and military portraiture.
Katie has been drawing and painting from and early age and she began exhibiting her art whilst still at school. Finding inspiration in the game of polo, Katie started to create works for patrons and clubs in the Windsor and Ascot area. This culminated in her painting a namesake trophy for an annual match at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, The Katie Tunn Farewell Trophy.
Katie then moved from Windsor to London where she spent four years studying for a BA in Fine Art from Central St Martins in Soho. During this time she joined the University of London Officer Training Corps where her involvement in army training and activities ignited her interests in military art (this later led to her applying to become part of the Society).
After gaining her degree, Katie set up her business as a full-time artist and continued to paint portraits as well as works that explore contemporary subjects using traditional painting styles.
Aside from various army regiments, her clients have included members of parliament, writers, racehorse owners and some of polo's top players such as the world #1 ranked Adolfo Cambiaso and Facundo Pieres. Katie is probably best known in the polo-world for the drawings that she creates each year for the Audi Polo Awards.
Outside of painting and drawing, Katie is a keen conservationist and nature-lover. She also enjoys dabbling in writing, geology and cooking. Katie has recently moved from England to the Hebrides where she works from her croft studio on the Northern tip of the Isle of Skye.