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Upcoming Workshops

September 9-16, 2020 - Cortona, Italy

Yes!  This IS the location of "Under the Tuscan Sun"!

I'm not sure it gets any dreamier than a week in Italy learning how to create beautiful cold wax paintings and taking in all the sights, food, wine and sheer beauty of the hills and towns of Tuscany.

This itinerary is the best!!!  Tuition includes:

  • Seven nights accommodations in historic Cortona** (Private room & bath)

  • Local Etruscan Museum & Museo Diocesano

  • All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Daily wine tasting opportunities

  • Day trip to Siena

  • Day trip to Pienza & Montepulciano

  • Tuscan Cooking class and dinner

  • A farewell wine tasting dinner

We are going to have so much fun!

Link to You Tube Videos

About Kim:


I have been creating art since I was a small child.  Art was my passion as far back as I can remember.  I literally began painting with oils at age seven, when my parents enrolled me in Saturday morning oil painting class at a local art supply store with a bunch of adults.  Okay, I was just painting dinosaurs, horses and Peanuts characters, but hey, I was only seven!  That was when I really starting identifying myself as an artist and knew that art was my greatest strength.  I had big dreams of becoming a Disney studio cartoonist.  I was probably the only girl in my class that wanted to become something other than a teacher or nurse.  I was the stereotypical “artist in the classroom” throughout grade school, and in eighth grade, was awarded a scholarship to attend Herron Art School’s Saturday art classes.  Again, I was the only little kid with a bunch of college students, but I really loved the class!  Ahhh… I can still smell the turpentine.


Faced with adult responsibilities, I worked in several different professions to pay the bills, but spent my free time drawing or painting.  When I married my husband, who is in the military, we moved to Alaska, Texas, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. While there, I enrolled in an evening painting class which reignited my interest in oil painting.  I have been painting consistently since.


My husband and I now live in central North Carolina.  Since moving here, I opened and managed an art gallery; created and directed an after school art program;  taught art lessons privately and conducted adult art classes at the Arts Council and Artists League of the Sandhills. I also taught art lessons to persons with intellectual disabilities and teens at risk.  Presently, I conduct painting workshops around the country. 

I am currently a full time artist and work out of my home studio.

Click on the flyer for all the details.  Save $200 if you
enroll by March 12, 2020!


September 14-16, 2018


3 Day Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshop

When:   Fri.-Sun., September 14-16, 2018 

Where:  Art School in Sandy Springs - Marietta, Georgia

Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshop
When:   Sat., June 14,, 2018 

Where:  Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh

Painting with Oils & Cold Wax Workshop
When:   Sat., Mar. 17, 2018 

Where:  Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh


May 2017 - Southern Pines, NC

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