About Me - The Artist
I love to paint and draw.. a lot. It's pretty much been my obsession my entire life. So, 20+ (ahem) years spent in visual arts have afforded me a strong color knowledge with polished drawing skills. These aspects characterize my dark(ish) whimsical artwork. I relish a polished look with bright highlights and deep shadows, which balances my work's feel-good whimsy with a touch of a somewhat serious side.
I am an animal lover, so painting them comes naturally. As long as I can remember I drew all kinds of animals constantly, mostly personified in some way, and then learned to paint in high school. As an adult with honed skills, I can bring my childhood images to life in a way that scratches a deep psychological itch. My ideas are all creations from my own fantasy-loving brain, as I almost always think of things in a whimsical or humorous context. I strive to invoke positive emotions in my viewers, specifically nostalgia, joy or inspiration. I deeply relish the smile on people's faces when they see my work... that's what I enjoy most about doing art for a living and why I share what I create.
As far as the technical aspects of my work, they are all made with professional and durable materials, giving a result that is not only beautiful, but also museum-quality and will last you longer than a lifetime. They are packaged with special care and attention to ensure your product arrives in superior condition.
A little more about me: I was born and raised in Houston, TX and stayed close ever since. I love Jesus, comedy, nature, animals, and a good glass of wine! I am lucky enough to be married to an awesome guy, Robert, and we are the proud parents of 4 awesome kids (my greatest works of art). :D
I hope you enjoy my artwork and let me know if you have any questions (you can shoot me an email at kimberly[at]kimberlyschwarzkopf.com.)
Thanks for visiting!
Ecclesiastes 9:10: "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might."