Karrie Wilhite’s interest in the world of art began at a young age, and was inspired by her environment growing up in Northern California.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Design from the University of California in 1997, and went on to work in the field of Interior Design and Architecture in San Francisco for several years.   In 2005 Karrie moved abroad to Istanbul, Turkey, where she exhibited her work in mixed media collage at a local gallery.  In Turkey, she created art based on the places and people she encountered from day to day while teaching English in an international school.  After moving to Nevada in 2015, Karrie began focusing on watercolor, and received her Nevada Educator License as a teacher of Art and ESL.  Karrie also holds a Masters of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages,  and enjoys integrating elements of literacy, culture and language into her art lessons.