”Hi Y’all.” It’s a phrase heard everyday in the South – greeting our friends, family, even people we are meeting for the first time. What a perfect name for a company whose artwork represents those things we hold dear. Hi Y’all creates artwork inspired by the people, places and traditions that shape our lives, here in the South. And it’s made in the South. In Starkville, Mississippi, to be exact.
Catherine Ann Herrington was born in the South and grew up in New Albany, Mississippi. Her small town childhood shaped the style of her artwork. She always knew she wanted to do something artistic. At four years old she was caught drawing on her family’s walls. Thankfully, her parents understood she needed an outlet for her creativity. The next day they enrolled her in art classes.
“I could never decide what kind of art I love best. I am a painter, a photographer, a graphic designer and a silkscreen printer.” She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Mississippi in 2010. In 2012 Hi Y’all was born. What started as a kitchen table project has grown into a full time family business with her husband, Parker.
Hi Y’all offers a collection of caps, t-shirts, tote bags, pillows, silkscreen posters and paintings. There is also a line of sorority and collegiate pillows, decorated with graphic block lettering and mixed media. A line of images inspired by women’s fashions from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s hold a special place for her. The women of the South are a great inspiration for her. “The women in my paintings are the real women in my life. Southern women are confident and they know how to have a good time.”
We love the Hi Y’all tote. It’s perfect as a gift filled with goodies or even just to use to carry your groceries. Herrington also offers custom artwork upon request. Products are available through their website @ www.hiyall.com.