Kit Sunderland

Chicago, Illinois · 148 Sales


Kit Sunderland

Chicago, Illinois 148 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

mommachickadee on Sep 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Kit is an absolutely wonderful artist to work with! Not only talented, but so patient, understanding, and accommodating. I am beyond thrilled with my second print! Thank you thank you thank you!

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My work is inspired by nature, colors and love. I hope it brings you a smile.

Everyday I am blown away that I get to do what I love for a living, while blessing people with what I make.

I like to use bright colors, lovely images and words or phrases in my work. Also, I am always hunting for interesting paper, be it unique books, sheet music, or old sketches, that I can make beautiful again! I just love how the paper has a history of its own, with great color and texture and I get to add that history into this painting, making it even more rich.

I like to collage, paint silhouettes, figures, and animals. I like the challenge of showing the personality of the person, or animal in my painting. There’s an unique intimacy I experience as a painter, staring at the animal, or person for a freaking long time. I hope it is conveyed in the painting, because that can be quite fulfilling.

In letting go of the preciousness of the paper, or the layers of painting, I remember to let go of what I think I need to have, and I am able to see what may come.

Kit was born in central Illinois long ago (don't ask how long) and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a water-soluble painting focus at Northern Illinois University. She enjoys painting figures, animals, and abstract pieces with bright watercolors on found paper. She has been exhibiting her work since 1996 in numerous festivals and shows, winning various awards. She owns and operates her own studio - Sunney Art Center, out of which she directs art camps and lessons. She is also in the process of earning a Master of Fine Arts from Azusa Pacific University and resides in suburban Chicago with her kids, her man, her husky and her kitty.

She also enjoys doing a variety of custom paintings, including house portraits, baby portraits, sheet music silhouettes, and pet portraits. She says she feels “humbled and excited when my work is given as a gift, it’s as if I’m in on the surprise!”

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