Artist Katrina Estes Hill was born in Louisville, Mississippi, where she grew up on her grandparents farm. She graduated from Nana Waiya High School. She attended Mississippi State University for two years , leaving to attend nursing school at the Mississippi University for Women, completing the first year.
After leaving nursing school, Hill moved to Houston, Texas, for several years. She returned to Louisville, where her son was born. Hill has lived in Birmingham Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Hill uses acrylic paint on recycled wood create portraits of the people she meets. The series is called “Good People.” She writes a story to accompany each portrait. Hill also creates jewelry. She is also known as the Mizippihippi.
Hill is also an author, writing stories based on her childhood. She has written two children’s books, “My Imagination” (2007) and “Fatdaddy’s Watermelon and other Tales from the Hollow” (2009).
She currently lives in Louisville with her 7 dogs.