Katherine Young developed a love for the water in childhood and uses it as the subject of her paintings today. Her use of leafed panel calls attention to the reflective and spiritual qualities of nature. Young attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC before attending Duke and Stanford Universities to study Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After 10 years practicing medicine, Young returned to her love of painting fulltime. She graduated Cum Laude with an MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.