Kaetlyn Able is known for her distinctive mixed media work combining intricate black and white scratchboard drawings with lushly painted birds and flowers. Her work investigates themes of life and death, memory, and relationships between humans and the natural world. She finds inspiration in natural history, American and European folk tales, and the history and mythology of the American West.
Able grew up in the suburbs in and around Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wellesley College and an MFA from the Museum School, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University. In 2011 she moved to Montana with her young family. She has exhibited her work throughout New England, New York, Montana and Washington. Today she draws and paints full time from her home studio in Bozeman.