Anahata Katkin was born in 1978. An Alaskan-bred, Atlanta based artist and co founder of Papaya, she developed her passion for the arts by trial-and-error discovery. Anahata creates original paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces and illustrations. She has woven a heart centred landscape of off-beat icons and illustrations that have comprised the Papaya brand signature aesthetic since it's beginning in 2003. Anahata is continually inspired to bounce between her life as an artist, mother, entrepreneur, traveler and boutique-maker. The facets of Anahata’s professional and personal life merge together in what she likes to call, "Creative Abandon". A credo that to her, simply means a life of purpose, passion and creative authenticity rolled into a singular goal.