I paint in my home studio, listening to contemporary Christian music or "watching" classic old movies like The Quiet Man or Casablanca for the thousandth time.
Keeping multiple paintings going at once is a must because I like to stand back, look,
work on another and come back to the first! I have waaay too much paint because I overdo supplies...
they are beautiful to me...most of the time I squeeze tubes and tubes into big glass jars so I can actually see the colors for even more inspiration.
Poppy, my sweet Doodle, stays close by, preferably at my feet which provides me company and reminds me to take breaks!
I am a Southern girl and I have ALWAYS loved living in Alabama. I am married to my best friend, Billy, the mother of three grown children, two wonderful sons in law and Yaya to Charlie, Marigold and Finley.
My home is in a quiet community of walking trails, trees, lakes and horses. This peaceful setting is filled with constant inspirations of flora, fauna, and many birds (my favorite being blue birds and yellow finches as well as woodland creatures who often traipse or hop across our property!
I come from a 28 year background (1988-2016) as co founder and designer for Sweet Pea Designs fine personalized stationery. (www.sweetpeadesigns.com) We were on the cutting edge of introducing stationery that was so much more than simple white papers...it was about "an experience" each time a gift card, announcement, invitation, etc. was created for the special occasions of a family's life!
...with this background I brought my love and appreciation of color, whimsy, and character to my newest stage of life...contemporary art.
My "flower ladies" are my most loved subject and are meant to either teach/remind us of the importance of character...which I discuss on instagram. I also love whimsical "landscapes" and abstracts as well.
Most of my customer interaction and even sales occurs on my instagram account, kimkreisart. Be sure to follow me there as well as sign up for emails where I can share either new work or a sale.