Idakatherine was raised in southeast Texas by her classically-trained artist parents. Art was the family religion. She moved west to Santa Fe for college, and then further west to the Arizona desert with her family. Idakatherine’s classical college education, her love of stories, and the life and death struggles of her mind create the platform from which she views life. Through her paintings and installations she has translated that view into images for the last thirty years. Idakatherine has shown in museums in New Jersey, Texas and Arizona, and in galleries in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. She is devoted to translating the view as she sees it into one that can be experienced by all.