Welcome to KiKi's Gallery
Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, I relocated to Fort Myers, Florida at an early age and graduated from Fort Myers High School.
In 2020 I moved to Maryland with my husband to be closer to our daughters.
In my childhood home, there was constant abuse and my art was an escape from this terror and uncertainty of a tragic home life. However it has made me into the artist/person I am today, something good has come out of something horrific.
I had art classes in high school, attend some college and adult night school courses, however I am mainly self-taught. I dabbled in art for years while raising two daughters. The empty nest in 2007 allowed me more time to pursue my love of art and I now have an in home studio. I work in many mediums such as photography, colored pencil, acrylic, cracked egg shell art (my own invention), masking tape sculptures, mixed media, pen & ink or whatever I am inspired to use.
When I was a member of the Art League of Fort Myers, I built and managed the online presence of their website and Facebook from 2011-2014, held the position of board member in 2011-2012, 2nd Vice President in 2012-2013 and was President from 2013-2014.
I was in charge of getting artist for a pop-up gallery in Bootleggers Alley, for Art in the Alley during the Fort Myers, Florida Art Walk and Music Walk from 2017 to 2020 until Co-vid-19 and moving to Maryland. The alley was free to artist to set up and sell their art wears.
All my art is inspired through Spirit of the Universe, and that Spirit is my muse.
Several works have found their way to homes of art lovers throughout the World
I had a solo show at Market America.
My work has been on display for various art shows at:
Art League of Fort Myers
Artful Missions, to help with the rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking
Art at the Oasis Condominium Penthouse
HarborSide Event Center in Fort Myers for Celebration to benefit Susan G. Komen for breast cancer
Pieces were donated to several fundraiser events such as:
ACT yearly Gala and Fine Art Auction
Global Community Engagement for a silent auction fundraiser at the performance of The Vagina Monologues to benefit ACT of Fort Myers,
Art League of Fort Myers event to benefit Footsteps to the Future that helps girls in and aging out of the foster care system
I’ve always wanted to paint a fiberglass statue and was honored to be the artist in bring Spirit alive.
I am very grateful for Wicked Dolphin and the Cape Coral Art League, FL for selecting my renderings to create ‘Spirit’.
Spirit was installed after hurricane Irma passed through Lee County, FL in 2017.