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JEANBIRD creations come from the hand and mind of Katie Leese. 

Katie started painting when she was 2 and has not stopped since! While studying Psychology at Allegheny College she enrolled in an art class to preserve her own mental sanity… 4 years later she ended up with a degree in Art, Communications & Psychology. When Katie visited New Orleans in 2004 she was overwhelmingly inspired by the street artists she found in the historic French Quarter. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she was sad to learn that many of the artists were displaced, and decided to move to Louisiana and do what she could to keep the street art culture alive. She has been making and selling art in Jackson Square ever since, and in 2011 began selling her Jeanbird Paintings to retailers in New Orleans and throughout the United States.


 Katie working in her studio... she makes every single original completely by hand, from start to finish.