KATIE TUNN IS AN ARTIST, WRITER, ADVENTURER AND MARINE CONSERVATIONIST living in the Isle of Skye on the Scottish North West Coast.
Katie is an ambassador for a number of popular brands including Ordnance Survey, Alpkit outdoor gear, Talisker Whisky (as a 'Wild Spirit') and the National Outdoor Expo. She has also played major roles in music videos, movie productions and short films.
As a writer, Katie is a frequent contributor to both printed and online magazines such as Countryfile Magazine and Daring Deeds. She has experience in presenting and public speaking and often features in interviews, advertising campaigns and podcasts.
Katie is well-know on Skye for her highly recognisable 'Blue Planets' paintings, circular abstract pieces inspired by the colours, textures and depths of the Hebridean seas.
Her work can be seen at various galleries, art fairs and public collections in Scotland and beyond. She also runs an open studio and gallery space in the North of Skye where visitors are able to view and purchase works in the same place where they are created. Her artwork is inspired by her love of the ocean and marine environment, and she is a passionate campaigner for marine conservation causes.
From a brand perspective, we couldn't have asked for anyone to do a better job than Katie. She's committed, honest, versatile, and creative.
One of the best things about Katie is she's not for sale - if she is promoting any brand it is because she understands it and believes in it. In a fog of often cynical, costly and frankly gauche endorsements, Katie represents an alternative - a conviction brand ambassador.
Peter Griffiths, Senior Marketing Manager, Calmac Ferries
In her spare time, Katie volunteers with a number of marine conservation organisations and local projects.
She is one of two new area co-ordinators for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which means overseeing marine animal rescues across the whole of Skye and along 50 miles of the West Coast mainland. Katie is a Regional Rep for Surfers Against Sewage and regularly gives talks to schools and community groups about ocean wildlife and activism. She is also often asked to consult on planning and how future projects may affect the marine environment.
When not busy with her work, adventures and volunteering, Katie enjoys foraging, whisky sampling and helping her neighbours with their sheep!